PLACER COUNTY --
The body of missing ski instructor Carson May was found Monday at Sugar Bowl Resort, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
Carson, a ski instructor at the resort, went missing Jan. 15. He was not found despite an intensive, four-day search.
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team and El Dorado County Search and Rescue dog teams were training at the resort.
The search dogs were taken to the spot where May's cell phone was last "pinged" in January. His body was found under five feet of snow.
"When we had a ski circle at the end of the rescue up on top of Sugar Bowl and different friends and people showed up that we didn't even know, and told stories about Carson, there were a lot of common threads. He was different. He was brilliant," Carson's father, Mike May, said.
He says the aim as a parent is to raise children who have passions too, and he doesn't blame skiing as the path his son followed.
"Be safe. Travel with a buddy. Use equipment when you can. You've gotta be thinking worse case scenario. But that shouldn't keep us from getting out there and making the most of an amazing sport," he said.