An Alpine Meadows ski instructor died Tuesday of injuries suffered Saturday after she hit a rock during a ski run.
Jenny Kendrick, spokeswoman for Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, said that Annalise Kjolhede, 24, had been with Alpine Meadows for the past year. Although the resort is not scheduled to open for the season until Dec. 7, skiers were allowed on the slopes for backcountry-type skiing, Kendrick said.
She said members of the Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol were on the mountain Saturday training with the North Tahoe Fire Department when the 911 call came in, and they responded to assist Kjolhede.
Kendrick said Kjolhede was wearing a helmet, but she suffered injuries to her head and neck.
She was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where she died Tuesday night.
Alpine Meadows issued a written statement saying, "Though she was part of our team but one season, Annalise was a valued member of Alpine Meadows' Kids Ski School. Her outgoing personality, passion for working with kids and friendly nature will be remembered and missed by all her friends and colleagues here at Squaw and Alpine. Her passing is a tragic loss for our team and community."