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Sierra Nevada

File photo of two cross-country skiers near trees. (Photo by MARTIN SCHUTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Snow Allows More Sierra Ski Resorts To Fully Open

A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.

03/01/2014

File photo of a helicopter. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Man Falls Out Of Helicopter In Calif. Pot Cleanup

A California outdoorsman who led crews of volunteers through the Sierra Nevada mountains repairing trails and cleaning up marijuana grow sites has died after falling 50 feet from a helicopter, authorities said.

09/14/2013

File photo of a snow-covered mountain range. (credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowboarder Dies In Avalanche At Sierra Ski Resort

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.

12/25/2012

This photo dated Aug. 4, 2009 shows clouds over the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevada mountains near the town of Lone Pine in central California. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Climber Rescued After Hanging Onto Sierra Nevada Mountain Ledge For 2 Days

As Lawrence Bishop lay battered, bruised and weakened from two days without food or water, clinging to a narrow ledge of slick granite high in the Sierra Nevada, Deputy David Rippe made a split-second decision that likely saved him.

08/02/2012

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