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Second avalanche strikes Palisades Tahoe one day after skier killed

Snow falls on a ski resort entrance sign featuring olympic rings
The Summit lift and surrounding terrain on the Alpine side of Palisades Tahoe was closed due to the avalanche but reopened after a search determined no one was hurt. | Source: Andy Barron/AP Photo

Another avalanche hit Palisades Tahoe Thursday, just a day after a 66-year-old man was killed and three others were injured in a major slide.

Palisades spokesperson Patrick Lacey said the avalanche was reported at 12:30 p.m. near Wolverine Bowl on the Alpine side of the Lake Tahoe-area ski resort. No guests or employees were injured or caught in the slide, Lacey said.

Ski patrol had conducted avalanche hazard mitigation before opening the area. As a result, the Summit lift and terrain were immediately closed. The lift reopened after ski patrol conducted a search with beacons, probes and dogs to determine that no one was impacted.

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On Wednesday, 66-year-old Kenneth Kidd died after being buried in a major avalanche below the KT-22 lift on the Palisades side of the mountain. A second person was buried in the snow, and two others were caught up in the slide.

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