An avalanche Friday morning has taken the life of one skier at the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe, and a second skier has reportedly suffered serious "lower body" injuries.

The avalanche occurred around 10:15 a.m. above the beginners' run known as Subway. As KCRA reports, one male skier died in the snow, and a second male skier was hospitalized. A news release from the mountain says "Witnesses to the incident saw no other individuals involved." The Subway ski run has since been closed.

Placer County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Powers said in a video posted to Twitter that the avalanche occurred in an "advanced ski area." And he added that the resort remained open and there was no immediate danger of avalanches elsewhere on the mountain.

About two feet of snow fell in the area during Thursday's storm, and SFGate reports that Alpine Meadows Road was briefly closed around 7 a.m. Friday for avalanche control. The ski area backs up against the larger and affiliated Squaw Valley resort.

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