A snowboarder is one of two people killed in the biggest storm of the winter season in the Sierra Nevada, reports the Sacramento Bee.
The Placer County Sheriff’s office found the body of Wenyu Zhang, 42, Friday at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort after he was reported missing on Thursday night by friends.
Squaw Valley received 32 inches of snow in just 24 hours, making conditions dangerous. A winter storm warning remains in affect at least until 10 pm Saturday on the West slope of the Northern Sierra Nevada. Travel to the Lake Tahoe region from California is extremely difficult.
Zhang is from Rocklin, California. The cause of his death has not been determined. Authorities say he was wearing a helmet.
He describes himself as a ski enthusiasts and has posted several videos of the snow on his Facebook page.
ABC7 reports one snowboarder was buried alive at Squaw Valley and later rescued after an avalanche of three feet of snow. He was one of four people rescued. He escaped without injury.
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