Widow sues Lake Tahoe ski resort after skier killed in 2020 avalanche

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FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, skiers leave the parking lot at Alpine Meadows ski resort in Alpine Meadows, Calif., where avalanche killed one skier and seriously injured another. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

RENO — A Lake Tahoe ski resort is being sued by the widow of a skier killed in an avalanche last year and a close friend who was seriously injured.

The two lawsuits recently filed in California state court accuse Alpine Meadows of rushing to open the slopes prematurely for the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

Cole Comstock was killed and Kaley Bloom was seriously injured on Jan. 17th, 2020.

The lawsuits say the avalanche happened after days of heavy snow and high winds that increased avalanche risks.

Alpine Meadows called the avalanche a devastating day and expressed sympathy but said it could not comment on ongoing litigation.

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2021, file photo, is the chairlift at the bottom of the Subway run where one person was killed and another seriously injured in an avalanche at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in Alpine Meadows, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

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