Squaw Valley Closes Following Ski Patrol Death

Squaw Valley Closes Following Ski Patrol Death


Squaw Valley Closes Following Ski Patrol Death



UPDATE: Squaw Valley Ski Patroller’s Death Was Explosives-Related

According to resort officials, a Squaw Valley ski patroller was killed this morning during routine avalanche control work. 

Squaw Valley officials said the accident happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday during avalanche control activities.

The ski resort will remain closed today as a result of the accident, Squaw Valley officials said.

In 2009, ski patroller Andrew Entin, also died during avalanche control activities at Squaw Valley.

Official Statement:

(Squaw Valley, Calif.) January 24, 2017 – 9:00 AM – A fatal incident occurred at Squaw Valley involving a ski patroller at 8:35 AM this morning during avalanche control activities. He was an employee of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. The victim’s name has not yet been released pending the notification of friends and family. An investigation is underway, and additional updates will be provided as they become available.

The team at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is deeply saddened by this tragic event and would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends affected.

Squaw Valley will be closed for the day. Alpine Meadows will be open today.

This is a developing story. We will update this post as more information becomes know.

*Our deepest condolences to the patroller’s family, friends as well as to the entire Squaw Valley community.

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