Skiers survived by family and many friends |

Skiers survived by family and many friends

Olympic Valley – A memorial service was held for Bryan Paul Richmond and Brendan James Allan Tuesday night at the Resort at Squaw Creek at 5 p.m.

Richmond of Truckee and Allan of Alpine Meadows were victims of an avalanche near Alpine Meadows. They were found under 5 to 6 feet of snow at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, almost 24 hours after they were last seen skiing at Squaw Valley USA.

The avalanche occurred when the two ventured off the back side of Squaw Valley USA’s KT-22. The slide occurred in an area called West Gully.

Both of the skiers were accomplished competitors and members of the Squaw Valley Ski Team and both ranked in the top 50 as far as U.S. skiers in their age group.

Richmond was born March 25, 1983 and was a senior at Tahoe Truckee High School.

Allan was born March 24, 1983 and was a senior at Prosser Creek Charter School.

Richmond is survived by his father, Donald Richmond of Palo Alto, Calif.; mother, Patricia Robbins of Truckee, Calif., sister Diane Paulette Richmond of Palo Alto; maternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Robbins of Benecia, Calif., and paternal grandparents, Don and Margie Richmond of Benecia, Calif.

Allan is survived by his father, Gary Allan of Alpine Meadows, Calif.; mother Shelly Collin of Truckee, Calif.; sister, Heather Mila Allan of Alpine Meadows; grandparents, Derek and Helen Allan of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and maternal grandparents Malcolm and Nancy Collin of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

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