One fatality, One With Serious iInjuries Following Avalanche At Alpine Meadows Resort

ALPINE MEADOWS - Authorities have identified a man who died in an avalanche at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort this morning as 34-year-old Cole Comstock of Blairsden, Calif.

According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, another man is being treated for serious injuries following the avalanche that occurred at Alpine Meadows.


The Placer County Sheriff's Office has officially called off the search and confirms that no additional victims were found.

According to the PCSO, the avalanche occurred above the Subway ski run near Scott's Chair at about 10:16 a.m. on January 17.

Authorities have confirmed that the two men were not skiing out of bounds.

PCSO Search and Rescue Teams have called off the search and confirm that there are no additional victims.


A Diversity News Reno reporter at the resort initially reported that Placer County Search and Rescue teams were searching for two people near Scott's run -- One fatality and one serious injury have since been confirmed.

The Alpine Meadows Resort remains open to the public, however, the area near the Subway ski run is closed at this time.


Caltrans reports that the avalanche is not affecting State Route 89 at Alpine Meadows. The highway remains open to traffic.

This is a developing story, check back for additional information as it is received.




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