Man, 30, killed in snowboard accident at Northstar-at-Tahoe |

Man, 30, killed in snowboard accident at Northstar-at-Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. – An unidentified 30-year-old man was killed Sunday while snowboarding at Northstar-at-Tahoe, officials have confirmed.

According to a press release issued Monday afternoon by Northstar Spokeswoman Jessica Van Pernis, ski patrollers and officials with the Northstar Fire Department were alerted of an unconscious snowboarder at 10:38 a.m. Sunday; they found the man lying by a cluster of trees near the Challenger ski trail on the backside of the resort.

According to Northstar, patrollers said upon first contact they administered emergency medical care to the man, who was not wearing a helmet.

The man was later pronounced dead after being transported via CareFlight to Tahoe Forest Hospital. His name is being withheld by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office until next-of-kin is notified.

“Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort management and staff and the Vail Resorts family extend their deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of the snowboarder,” Northstar said in the press release. “The resort would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Northstar Fire Department and CareFlight staff in the rescue efforts.”

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