Today at around 9:50 a.m. an avalanche swept down the face of KT-22 above the Fingers.
It is being reported that three snowboarders triggered the inbounds, post-control avalanche above the fingers which then swept down the mountain knocking at least one skier from the chairlift. Two skiers were treated for minor injuries. A 39-year-old female was treated and released from the clinic. The second skier, a 16-year-old male, was transferred to the Tahoe Forrest Hospital in Truckee with a shoulder injury.
More than 100 staff and volunteers, and seven avalanche rescue dogs, searched the affected terrain and conducted multiple probe line searches. It is now confirmed that all guests and staff riding KT this morning are accounted for.
Tahoe is being hammered by a winter storm that has already dropped more than 40″ of new snow in the past 48 hours. Avalanche conditions are very high due to a weak rain layer deep in the snowpack.