A Christmas made brighter and whiter by more than six feet of new snow was tainted by two in-bounds avalanche fatalities at Tahoe ski areas on Christmas Eve. A veteran ski patroller was caught in a slide during his control route in Sherwood Bowl at Alpine Meadows and a Truckee man was killed in a slide at Donner Ski Ranch. The wind blast from an in-bounds slide on KT22 at Squaw Valley the day before pulled a skier from the chairlift. He survived with injuries.
Here’s a look back at the weather on Sunday, December 23rd.