Tahoe City skier dies in avalanche at Squaw Valley
SQUAW VALLEY ” A 21-year-old man was discovered dead at Squaw Valley USA on Christmas Day.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Randall C. Davis of Tahoe City was reported missing in the Red Dog area ” a heavily wooded area that’s very steep and considered expert terrain, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Ski patrol responded and found a fresh avalanche path in the immediate vicinity. A single ski was located that matched Davis’ equipment.
A search with trained dogs and electronic tracking devices located Davis several feet under the snow. He was dead when discovered.
A further search revealed no additional victims.
Davis’ remains were taken to the Placer County morgue, where an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.
His friends and family described him as an expert skier who frequented the ski resort since he was a child, according to the sheriff’s office.