December 27, 2012 6:43 AM

Officials warn Tahoe area skiers of avalanche danger

The pleasures of prime ski season in the California Sierra have arrived with a dark side – the peril of avalanches. Tahoe area officials are warning skiers and back-country recreationists of "considerable" avalanche danger this week after three incidents caused several injuries and killed two people – including a ski patrol member doing avalanche control work.

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