Another avalanche struck Lake Tahoe after one man died earlier in the week

Lake Tahoe has seen two major avalanches in the last few days, the first of which resulted in a death.

An avalanche occurred at a California resort near Lake Tahoe on Thursday, just one day after a major avalanche killed a 66-year-old skier and trapped several others.

Driving the news: The second avalanche struck near the Wolverine Bowl section of Alpine Meadows around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, but no employees or guests were injured.


  • Wednesday’s death at the sister mountain Palisades Tahoe was the first U.S. avalanche fatality of the season and was caused by a storm that blanketed the area, sweeping up four people.
  • The debris field of Wednesday’s avalanche was about 150 feet wide, 450 feet long, and 10 feet deep, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Those caught in the avalanche estimated being buried for approximately eight minutes.
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