Skip to comments.Avalanche Closes Squaw Valley Ski Resort
Posted on 03/02/2018 11:12:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
An avalanche prompted the closure of the Squaw Valley ski resort in Northern California Friday.
The Placer County Sheriff's Department tweeted that it appears that all skiers and snowboarders had been accounted for.
KCRA Reporter Tom Miller posted dramatic video of snowboarders and skiers digging out a man buried under snow.
(Excerpt) Read more at ksbw.com ...
crazy snow up there - 3 feet most places, Squaw had gusts of 137; 146 at Tahoe northshore
Killed a snowboarder there.
Now that's a good idea......I wonder if those chips are mandatory and where do they get them?
The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows mobile app is equipped with a GPS tracking function. Because Zhang was tracking his time on the slopes, rescuers were able to identify his location, Hepburn said.
Zhang also was found using a “Recco” device, which reads a chip or reflector that’s attached to clothing, boots and helmets by manufacturers.
The RECCO® Rescue System is sophisticated radar technology, but for the end user it is easy to use. Organized rescue teams can use the lightweight hand-held detector on the ground or from a helicopter, which allows for fast searching of large or dangerous areas. Skiers and riders are equipped with RECCO® reflectors that need no attention or effort. The only requirement is that skiers and riders make good decisions to avoid avalanches and other mountain dangers.
They get away with “Squaw?” that got yanked in Oregon.
We’re so bad at biathlon that this will be one of the first places we lose in a war.
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