Berkeley man found dead in car at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort |

Berkeley man found dead in car at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

Alan Riquelmy

Placer County authorities are investigating the death of an Alpine Meadows Ski School employee found dead in his car at the ski resort, reports state.

Henry Irving Geldman, 25, of Berkeley, had fallen asleep in his parked car during recent snow storms. Placer County sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday to reports of someone deceased at Alpine Meadows, and found Geldman dead, a press release states.

“Geldman’s death appears accidental at this time, but an official cause of death cannot be determined until our Coroner’s Office completes their investigation,” the release states.

According to Alex Spychalsky, public relations specialist with the resort, witnesses said Geldman decided to sleep in his car instead of return to his accommodations.

“We are profoundly saddened to hear about the death of an employee,” Spychalsky said in an email. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.”

Alan Riquelmy is city editor for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at or 530-477-4239.

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