1 dead, 1 injured in avalanche at Tahoe ski resort 

Avalanche at Tahoe ski resort; 1 dead, 1 injured

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — One person was killed and another seriously injured Friday morning after an avalanche covered a Tahoe ski resort.

The avalanche occurred around 10:15 a.m. at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows ski resort killing Cole Comstock, 34, and injuring another male who has not been identified, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.

The injured man was taken to a hospital with severe lower-body injuries, the Gazette Journal reported. A search for other possible victims was called off around 11:45 a.m., officials said.

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A storm blanketed the area with two feet of snow Thursday, KCRA reported.

The Sierra Avalanche Center issued a considerable danger avalanche warning for the area Friday morning.

The resort indicated it conducted avalanche control around 8 a.m. along Alpine Meadows Road and that the resort was open.

An avalanche at the resort in 1982 killed seven people.

This photo provided by Chris Moats shows cars lined up along Alpine Meadows road in Alpine Meadows, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. One male skier died and another was seriously injured in an avalanche at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, a ski resort in the Lake Tahoe. A search was ended, with officials saying they do not believe there were any more victims. (Chris Moats via AP)
This photo provided by Chris Moats shows cars lined up along Alpine Meadows road in Alpine Meadows, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. One male skier died and another was seriously injured in an avalanche at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, a ski resort in the Lake Tahoe. A search was ended, with officials saying they do not believe there were any more victims. (Chris Moats via AP) (Chris Moats/AP)