2 Teenage Boys Killed in Collisions at Palisades Tahoe, CA, and Alta Ski Area, UT

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Alpine Mountain at Palisades Tahoe. Credit: SnowBrains

A teenage boy from Truckee, CA, was killed in a skiing collision at Palisades Tahoe ski resort on Sunday.

At around 2 pm on Sunday, two teens, one on the Palisades Tahoe Big Mountain Competition Team, and another from the Olympic Valley Freestyle Team were skiing on the Yellow Trail on the Alpine side of the resort when they collided, according to resort spokesperson Kat Walton.

The boy with the Palisades Tahoe team died as a result of his injuries. He has been identified as Scotty Lapp, 15, a sophomore at North Tahoe High School, according to a Tahoe Truckee Unified School District statement.

The other skier was flown to Renown Hospital in Reno where he is said to be recovering.

Tahoe Ski World reports that Olympic Valley Fire Department crews responded to multiple ski accidents at Palisades Tahoe on Sunday, including the accident involving Lapp.

Alpine trail map 2021-22.

At Alta Ski Area in Utah, a teenage boy died in an accident on Monday, 14th February.

Ski patrol and the town of Alta’s marshall’s office say they got the call about a skier collision in the Sugarloaf area just before 10 am.

The 14-year-old was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital but passed away from his injuries.

They did not release his name or more details. The marshal’s office says they’re investigating.

Alta Ski Area trail map.

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