33-year-old Jeffrey R. Pearlstein was skiing at Alpine Meadows at 10:55 am Tuesday when he lost control and crashed. First responders initiated CPR but Pearlstein was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At a resort famous for its steep and extreme terrain, Keyhole is amongst some of the most extreme available”, explained Miles Clark, the SnowBrains co-founder on his home mountain.
Pearlstein was wearing a helmet, according to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. In a statement Tuesday the resort extended condolences to Pearlstein‘s family and friends.
The sheriff’s office issued the following safety reminder for all late-season skiers and riders:
“Skiing is inherently dangerous, and we would like to remind late-season skiers to wear a helmet, ski with a buddy, and ski within your skill level,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.
Ski patrol, the North Tahoe Fire Protection District and sheriff deputies responded to the incident.