According to the office, 30-year-old Andrew McDowell, of Tahoe City, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Renown Regional Medical Center last Sunday, 3rd February.
“Northstar California, Northstar Ski Patrol, and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our employee’s family and friends,” said Nadia Guerriero, Northstar California vice president, and general manager in a statement.
The cause and manner of death are pending investigation. Having worked previously at Alpine Meadows, for the past few seasons Andy had been a Northstar Teams coach.
Andy McDowell might be the nicest guy you’ll meet and certainly one of the tallest. If you have ever skied through the park at Alpine and noticed a really tall park staff guy with a rake, that would be Andy. When Andy is not working in the Alpine Meadows terrain parks, he’s spending a lot of time skiing. He has a style that is getting a lot of attention in the Level 1 Superunknown X contest. The annual contest searches for new talent in the freeski world through video submissions. Congrats to Andy for qualifying as a semi-finalist in the competition. Based on the positive commentary at Level 1, we may be seeing Andy McDowell in a future Level 1 movie. – Unofficial Alpine, 2013