Skier dies at Alpine Meadows |

Skier dies at Alpine Meadows

A Tahoe City woman died Wednesday morning at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort after she struck a lift tower on the Sherwood side of the mountain, according to authorities


A call came into 9-1-1 at 9:50 a.m. that a skier had hit a ski lift tower and went down, said Sgt. Bill Langton of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Alpine ski patrol was on the scene and paramedics and a Care Flight helicopter were called, he said.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate the 24-year-old skier, but she was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10 a.m. The skier’s name was not released as of Wednesday afternoon because authorities were trying to locate her parents.

Langton said the skier was not wearing a helmet, nor was the person with her.

Her body was transported to the mortuary in Truckee and will be transferred to Auburn for a coroner’s autopsy.

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