Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has confirmed the death of a skier. On Tuesday, April 17th at around 10:55am, Jeffrey Pearlstein, a 33-year-old man from Kings Beach, fell while skiing at the resort. He was making use of a particularly steep run in the Keyhole area of the resort. He reportedly lost control and crashed.


Shortly after the accident, ski patrol, the North Tahoe fire department, and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office personal responded. They arrived at his location and tried lifesaving procedures, such as CPR; after several minutes, he was pronounced dead at the scene. This information comes from a statement released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.


Shortly after the initial announcement, the Sheriff’s Office urged late-season skiers to continue wearing the necessary protective gear. All skiers, regardless of season or ability, should wear helmets, ski with a partner, and remain within their ski level. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office statement is included in full below.

A Kings Beach man died in a skiing accident at Alpine Meadows today.

Jeffrey R. Pearlstein, 33, was skiing in an area called Keyhole at 11 a.m. He was on a very steep run and lost control. Ski patrol, North Tahoe Fire, and PCSO deputies responded, CPR was initiated, but unfortunately he was pronounced at the scene.

Skiing is inherently dangerous, and we would like to remind late-season skiers to wear a helmet, ski with a buddy, and ski within your skill level.

This accident provides a sober reminder of the dangers of skiing. Though weather appears to improve in the season’s later months, you should not slack on maintaining important safety standards. Always wear a helmet.


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