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March 19, 2012
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2 killed, 1 injured on Northern California ski slopes

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed and a third was injured in three separate accidents on California mountain slopes.

The owner of China Peak Mountain Resort northeast of Fresno says a 30-year-old snowboarder was killed Sunday afternoon after falling head first in an open ski area. Tim Cohee said about 5 feet of snow fell in the Sierra National Forest over the weekend.

A spokesman for the Sierra-at-Tahoe resort said a skier was killed in an accident. A call to an El Dorado Sheriff's spokesman seeking the circumstances of the accident was not immediately returned.

A spokesman for Kirkwood Mountain Resort said a skier was taken to a hospital after being injured in a small avalanche. Michael Dalzell said he didn't know the extent of that person's injury.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 19, 2012 12:16PM Published Mar 19, 2012 01:43AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.