Squaw Valley Avalanche Injures Two

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 24, 2012 11:40 am

Squaw Valley

Authorities believe that snowboarders are to blame for an avalanche that occurred early this morning at Squaw Valley Resort that injured two skiers.

The avalanche was reported at around 9:50am on a section of the KT-22 peak.

Officials say that three snowboarders caused the avalanche, with a ski patroller and several witnesses seeing the slide.

Two skiers were treated at the scene, and luckily they weren't buried by the

avalanche. A search was launched for other possible victims, but none were found.

All people were accounted for by 11:50am.

A 39-year old woman was taken to the clinic and released, while a 16-year old boy had to be transported to the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee for a shoulder injury.

When asked about the quick response by rescuers from the resort, Squaw Valley's PR Manager Amelia Richmond had this to say: “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.”

Due to the recent storms and massive amounts of snowfall, please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date on avalanche reports in order to ski around the safest areas.

Have a fun and safe holiday!

Merry Christmas!