An in-bounds avalanche occurred at Kirkwood ski resort in South Lake Tahoe, California today, March 18th, 2012. IN-BOUNDS AVALANCHE DETAILS: - Avalanche occurred in Sentinel Bowl at 2:14pm - One skier was trapped by the avalanche - A friend of the trapped skier was able to escape the avalanche at contact ski patrol and report his trapped friend - “Dalzell [Kirkwood spokesman Michael Dalzell] said Chair 6 was closed as soon as the avalanche was reported. Crews worked in the area to test the snow stability, with the all clear coming at 4:33pm.” - laketahoenews.net

POWERED BY

Squaw

In-Bounds Avalanche @ Kirkwood Ski Resort Sends Skier to Hospital

Kirkwood, CA. photo: actionimagery.com

An in-bounds avalanche occurred at Kirkwood ski resort in South Lake Tahoe, California today, March 18th, 2012.  

IN-BOUNDS AVALANCHE DETAILS:

- Avalanche occurred in Sentinel Bowl at 2:14pm

- One skier was trapped by the avalanche

- A friend of the trapped skier was able to escape the avalanche at contact ski patrol and report his trapped friend

- “Dalzell [Kirkwood spokesman Michael Dalzell] said Chair 6 was closed as soon as the avalanche was reported. Crews worked in the area to test the snow stability, with the all clear coming at 4:33pm.” – laketahoenews.net

- The injured skier was transported to Barton Memorial Hosptial

- More details about the extent of skier’s injuries will be reported on by the Alpine Country Sheriff’s Dept. tomorrow.

- Avalanche danger in the Kirkwood area was rated as Moderate today

Kirkwood avalanche on 99 steps triggered by ski patrol avalanche control bomb from 2006 when Kirkwood got 838” of snow

KIRKWOOD SNOWFALL THIS WEEK:

- 68 inch storm total

- 52-60 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours

- 12-16 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 69 other followers