Snowboarder dies in apparent collision with tree
March 3, 2006
TRUCKEE – A 45-year-old snowboarder died Thursday afternoon at Northstar-at-Tahoe after apparently colliding with a tree.
The man was wearing a helmet, according to Nicole Klay, spokeswoman for the resort.
Northstar ski patrol responded to the accident at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Northstar Fire Department.
The official cause of death and the man’s name have not been released.
“Northstar-at-Tahoe management and staff would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the individual,” Klay said.
The incident is the second death involving a snowboarder in the area in the last week. On Feb. 24 a 16-year-old died while riding at Squaw Valley USA.
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