at least One person died and another was seriously injured After being dragged by A Avalanche Which buried the remains of A Ski resort in CaliforniaUnited State.
The avalanche occurred around 9:30 a.m. (local time, 2:30 p.m. Argentina time) in palisades tahoe, The ski center stated in a statement on the social networking site X, previously Twitter.
The first statement read: “Our mountain patrol and operations teams are conducting a search operation at this time.” It was later confirmed that at least one person was killed and wounded.
As stated Access to the mountain was closed for the rest of the day. To continue the rescuers' mission. Although there are no “confirmed reports” of people being trapped, search teams are combing the area.
Palisades is located on the west side of Lake Tahoe, about 64 kilometers from Reno, Nevada. The complex hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Winds of more than 100 mph gusted over the hilltops surrounding Lake Tahoe Tuesday evening, ahead of a powerful storm expected to bring up to 24 inches of snow to the highest elevations by Thursday. The National Weather Service in Reno said five centimeters per hour could fall around the lake on Wednesday.
A similar event occurred in 2020, when an avalanche at Alpine Meadows killed one skier and seriously injured another one day after a major storm. Another historical precedent dates back to 1982, at the same ski center when seven people, including a number of ski resort employees, died in a huge avalanche.
Search teams were deployed on Wednesday to the avalanche site A strong storm entered the area, accompanied by snow and gusts of wind. The authorities indicated.
Sergeant David Smith, a Placer County police spokesman, told The Associated Press “There are no confirmed reports” of people being trapped, but search teams are combing the area.
The avalanche occurred just 30 minutes after the resort opened, on the steep slopes below the K-22 lift, which serve as “black diamond” slopes for expert skiers and snowboarders. It is currently unknown if this area was open Wednesday morning.