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Tahoe Ski Resort Sued For Negligence After Fatal Avalanche

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A ski resort at Lake Tahoe is being sued for negligence by the widow of a man who was killed in an avalanche last January and a close friend who was seriously injured.

The two separate lawsuits recently filed in state court in California accuse Alpine Meadows of rushing to open the slopes prematurely in unsafe conditions for a holiday weekend that's typically one of the busiest of the season.

34-year-old Cole Comstock was killed and Kaley Bloom was seriously injured last Jan. 17. The suits say the avalanche followed several days of heavy snow and high winds that increase the risk of such a disaster.