April 23, 2024
All fingers on deck at Palisades Tahoe this morning to go looking a big avalanche slide space. Photograph through @gregrthomas X

One particular person was killed and one other injured in an avalanche on the Palisades Tahoe ski resort in California on Wednesday, the Placer County Sheriff’s workplace stated.

The sheriff’s workplace in a written assertion stated there have been “no additional lacking individuals” reported within the avalanche that befell on the resort, positioned about 100 miles northeast of San Francisco.

The sheriff’s assertion stated the avalanche particles area is roughly 150 toes large, 450 toes lengthy and 10 toes deep.

The workplace of Governor Gavin Newsom stated on social media “the state is monitoring and standing by to help” and state firefighters had been transferring rescuers and assets into the world.

It was not instantly clear what triggered the avalanche, however heavy snows have been pounding the mountainous space for the previous day.

The Palisades Tahoe resort stated on social media the avalanche befell on the Palisades aspect of its mountain at roughly 9:30 a.m. native time.

“Our Patrol and mountain operations groups are performing a search right now,” the resort said, including either side of its mountain had been closed for the day.

The resort, previously generally known as Squaw Valley, opened in 1949 and is at Olympic Valley. The resort was the location of the 1960 Winter Olympics.