OLYMPIC VALLEY (CBS13) – A teenage boy was killed in a skiing accident at Palisades Tahoe ski resort over the weekend.
At around 2 p.m. Sunday, two teens, one on the Palisades Tahoe Big Mountain Competition Team, and another from the Olympic Valley Freestyle Team, were skiing on the Yellow Trail on the Alpine side of the resort when they collided, according to resort spokesperson Kat Walton.READ MORE: Stagg High Stabbing Suspect Anthony Gray Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation
The teen with the Palisades Tahoe team died as a result of his injuries. The other skier was flown to Renown Hospital in Reno where he is said to be recovering. His identity has not been released.READ MORE: Boosted Californians Getting COVID At Twice The Rate Of Those Vaccinated But Not Boosted
The teen who died has been identified as Scotty Lapp, a sophomore at North Tahoe High School, according to a Tahoe Truckee Unified School District statement.
A crisis counselor was at the resort on Sunday offering comfort to the boys’ teammates. Support services are also being offered for students at the high school.MORE NEWS: Applications Now Open For $10K Grants For Sacramento Artists