December 17, 2014
Four Nordic skiers were rescued after a winter storm caught them on a trail between Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl ski resorts.
The four men spent Wednesday night in a Sierra Club hut about
halfway between the two resorts.
The Placer County Sheriff's office says the men, whose names
were not released, left Squaw Valley about one Wednesday afternoon
to Sugar Bowl, about 12 miles away.
But they did not anticipate the incoming cold front and the bad
visibility that came with it.
The skiers, in their mid-20s to early 30s, stayed the night in
the Sierra Club's Benson Hut, about three and one-half miles from
Sugar Bowl. They called rescuers, who set out Wednesday night and
found them about noon yesterday.
Since they were skiing on public land, the sheriff's office says
there will be no citations.
As Sergeant Dan Ingalls puts it, "There was legally no harm, no