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Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier

Avalanche Lawsuits Lake Tahoe
Posted at 11:34 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 02:34:10-05

RENO (AP) — A Lake Tahoe ski resort is being sued by the widow of a skier killed in an avalanche last year and a close friend who was seriously injured.

The two lawsuits recently filed in California state court accuse Alpine Meadows of rushing to open the slopes prematurely for the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Cole Comstock was killed and Kaley Bloom was seriously injured on Jan. 17th, 2020.

The lawsuits say the avalanche happened after days of heavy snow and high winds that increased avalanche risks.

Alpine Meadows called the avalanche a devastating day and expressed sympathy but said it could not comment on ongoing litigation.