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Skier dies after losing control on steep Alpine Meadows run

Here's what Squaw Valley looks like - 400 inches of snow later

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows reports it surpassed the 400-inch mark of snow accumulation for the 2017-2018 winter ski and board season.
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows reports it surpassed the 400-inch mark of snow accumulation for the 2017-2018 winter ski and board season.

A 33-year-old Kings Beach man died Tuesday morning in a skiing accident at Alpine Meadows.

Jeffrey R. Pearlstein was skiing in the Keyhole area about 11 a.m., and was on a very steep run when he lost control, according to a Placer County Sheriff's Office news release.

Ski patrol and North Tahoe Fire Department personnel responded along with sheriff's deputies. CPR was initiated, but Pearlstein was pronounced dead at the scene, the news release said.

The Sheriff's Office urges late-season skiers to wear a helmet, ski with a companion and ski within their skill level.

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