A 23-year-old snowboarder died while riding at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in Lake Tahoe, CA on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, according to Sierra-at-Tahoe management.
It’s being reported by Sierra-at-Tahoe management that the snowboarder lost control while riding fast on Lower Snowshoe Trail at 1:15pm on Thursday. After sliding off the trail, the snowboarder hit a snow fence where Lower Snowshoe meets Sugar & Spice Trail (location shown in map above).
A snow fence is a barrier that forces windblown, drifting snow to accumulate in a desired place. Ski resorts use snow fences in order to increase snow depth in specified areas, or for avalanche control.
Ski patrol reportedly responded immediately and called in air & ground support. The snowboarder was pronounced dead by emergency personnel.
Lower Snowshoe Trail is an intermediate run.
Sierra-at-Tahoe has been open since December 2nd and they currently have 14 lifts and 14 trails open.
10 thoughts on “Snowboarder Dies at Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA After Colliding With Snow Fence”
I see many snow boarders that are young not shredding in control.thats the first thing you need to learn.if you want to race go sighn up.
Why was he skiing near a fence? Don’t they design the ski trails to avoid things like this from happening? Was the skier in a restricted area?
hgw: thats from sierra at tahoes trail map
Thanks for the clarification, my apologies, didn’t realize it and it was my first impression which caught my eye. Don’t want to distract from the tragic incident.
Why are you showing a cartoon dragon/snake figure in the first picture in this article which is about someone who died while snowboarding? I’ll assume it was a terrible mistake on your part which you will fix. I’m a fan of Snow Brains and have never had issues with your posts in the past.
This dragoon is a part of official Sierra trail map
The cartoon dragon is part of the resort’s trail map. https://www.sierraattahoe.com/trail-map/
It’s Tahoe Tessie, part of the trail map per the resort’s online PDF map.
That image is on their website.
Perhaps you should look at this before you criticize.