Missing snowboarder found dead at Lake Tahoe ski resort
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities say a missing snowboarder has been found dead at a Northern California ski resort.
The family of Danieson Crowder reported him missing on Wednesday after he didn’t return from a solo trip to Northstar, near Lake Tahoe. His snow-covered car was found in the resort’s parking lot.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports search teams concluded Crowder might still be on the mountain. The newspaper says his body was later discovered Wednesday by ski patrol.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office identified Crowder in social media posts Saturday afternoon, saying he was found in a tree well.
Crowder, 40, was from Vallejo, California, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sgt. Dave Hunt says especially high snow levels have created hazards for skiers and snowboarders this year.
Northstar expressed condolences to Crowder’s family and friends.
“Northstar California, Northstar Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” Nadia Guerriero, Northstar California vice president and general manager, said in a statement.
UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a statement from Northstar California.
Tribune staff contributed to this report.