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Snowboarder dies in avalanche at Tahoe-area resort

TRUCKEE, Calif (AP) - A 49-year-old California man died Monday after being buried in an avalanche while snowboarding at a Sierra ski resort, one of several avalanche-related emergencies in the Lake Tahoe area after recent storms dumped up to 3 feet of fresh snow.

Donner Ski Ranch, about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento, closed as rescue teams began their search.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Department identified the man as Steven Mark Anderson of Hirschdale, an unincorporated community outside Truckee, after notifying his brother.

The sheriff's department received a call about the missing man at noon Monday, nearly three hours after …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 25, 2012 12:24AM Published Dec 25, 2012 12:23AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.