23-year-old Sugar Bowl ski instructor Carson May has been missing since Thursday when he didn’t show up for his ride home from work. It was clear he hadn’t made it home on Friday morning when his belongings were still in his locker at the ski resort.
Friends reported Carson missing at 10am on Friday.
Despite an Avalanche Warning in effect in the Tahoe mountains and recent snowfall, search and rescue crews searched for Carson all day Friday and the search continues today. Skier, snowmobiles, a snow-cat, and helicopter were deployed in the search.
“We have search teams out in the field looking for him right now. Sugar bowl has their ski patrol looking inside. We have Tahoe Nordic searching on the backside. And we are, you know, preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.” – Deputy John Lasagna, of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, yesterday
It’s suspected that Carson may be in the popular backcountry skiing area off the backside of the resort and that is where the search has been focused.
Officials report that Carson was last seen wearing a blue colombia jacket, bright green pants, and a blue helmet.
We’ve got our fingers crossed for the best case scenario.