A 60 year old male skier was missing after being caught in an avalanche on Saturday morning in the Jackpot Chutes at Mt. Rose ski resort in Lake Tahoe, NV.
The skier reportedly hiked up Mt. Rose ski resort to ski the Jackpot Chutes. The Jackpot Chutes area were closed at the time.
The man was found without any avalanche equipment shortly before 1:00pm today buried under avalanche debris at Mt. Rose. Authorities have not released his name in order to respect his family and friends.
“The slide measured between 350 and 550 ft. wide and ran downslope for 600 to 1000 ft. It buried the skier who triggered it in debris that averaged 5 ft. in depth with some areas covered in more than 10 ft. of debris,” stated the Sierra Avalanche Center.
The victim was with another 60 year old male skier at the time of the avalanche.
Rescuers called off the search for the missing man at 2:15pm yesterday due to avalanche danger.
The search resumed this morning and the man was found around mid day.
Mt. Rose received 18-32″ of snow in the past 72 hours, which increased avalanche danger in the area.