Two Skiers Injured in Avalanche at Squaw Valley
Snowboarders look to be to blame for an avalanche at Squaw Valley Resort that injured two people Sunday morning, officials report.
The avalanche was reported at around 9:50 a.m. at a part of the KT-22 peak.
Officials say that three snowboarders triggered the avalanche, with a ski patroller and several witnesses seeing the slide.
Two skiers had to be attended to, although they weren’t buried by the avalanche. A search started to find if there were any others hurt, although witnesses didn’t report seeing any other people.
All people were accounted for by 11:50 a.m.
The two skiers injured. A 39-year-old woman was taken to the clinic and released, while a 16-year-old boy had to be taken to the Tahoe Forrest Hospital in Truckee for a shoulder injury.
“We would like to thank the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski patrols and dog teams, as well as all of the volunteers for their quick and effective response,” Amelia Richmond, Squaw’s PR manager said in a statement.