Vallejo snowboarder found dead at Tahoe ski resort

A search for a Vallejo man reported missing earlier this week
ended in tragedy when the man was found dead at a Lake Tahoe ski
resort, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Danieson Crowder, 40, had gone snowboarding by himself Monday.
When no one heard from him, he was reported missing Wednesday,
according to the sheriff’s office. Ski patrol for the Northstar
California Ski Resort, where Crowder had gone snowboarding, began
searching the resort area while Placer County Sheriff’s Tahoe
Nordic Search & Rescue team began searching areas outside the

We’re sad to report that Danieson Crowder,
40, of Vallejo was discovered deceased at @Northstar_CA.
Crowder went snowboarding by himself on Monday. He was reported
missing Wednesday. Northstar ski patrol found him in a tree well
that same day. #SAR

— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff)
March 16, 2019

The resort’s ski patrol found him dead in a tree well, an area
of deep, loose snow around the trunk of a tree, that same
Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Tree wells appear in areas such as the Sierra Nevada, where
conifer trees are plentiful, especially after heavy snowfall,
according to a
in the online magazine of the Wilderness Medical
Society. Storms hit the Sierra mountain range with dozens of feet
of snow this winter, bringing the statewide snowpack well above its
historical average.

Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Vallejo snowboarder found dead at Tahoe ski resort