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Dec 24, 2012 10:23 PM by CJ, The Associated Press

Snowboarder dies in avalanche at Tahoe-area resort

NORDEN, Calif. (AP) - A California man has died after being buried in an avalanche while snowboarding at a Sierra ski resort.

The death reported Monday at Donner Ski Ranch was one of several avalanche-related emergencies at ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area after storms dumped at least 3 feet of fresh snow between Friday and Sunday.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Department identified the man as 49-year-old Steven Mark Anderson of Floriston, an unincorporated community outside Truckee.

The sheriff's department received a call about the missing man at noon Monday, nearly three hours after the avalanche. In a news release, the department said the man's body was found by a search dog under 2 to 3 feet of snow.

The small ski resort is at Donner Summit, about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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