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One Killed, One Injured in Inbounds Slide at Alpine Meadows

At approximately 10:30AM PST this morning, January 17th, 2020, an avalanche occurred near the Subway run at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe, CA. The Placer County Sheriff's Office has announced that one man was killed in the slide, and another was seriously injured.

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The resort is still open, but the area in which the slide occurred has been closed. As of 12:50PM PST, emergency personnel have called off their search for more victims, based on the belief that no one else was caught in the slide. Our condolences go out to all those affected.

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