UPDATE: Body of Missing Skier Found at Squaw Valley | 42-Year Old From Rocklin, CA

Steven Agar |

squawUPDATE: CBS Sacramento is reporting that a body has been found during the search that delayed Squaw Valley opening this morning.

The body has been identified as 42-year old Wenyu Zhang from Rocklin, CA.

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Squaw Valley ski resort just opened after skiing and riding operations were on hold all morning during a search and rescue mission.

At 9 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018, a Squaw Valley guest was reported missing to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. According to the resort, the guest’s last known location is a late-afternoon season pass scan at the base of the Squaw Creek chair.

Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue conducted an overnight search, which was then postponed due to high avalanche hazard.

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Forecast for Squaw base. Credit: NOAA

At daylight Friday, Squaw Valley Ski Patrol teams conducted avalanche hazard mitigation work in the area. At that point, a search and rescue effort with Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was resumed.

The resort was encouraging skiing and riding guests to visit Alpine Meadows.

We hope for a positive outcome.


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