Mountain Fatality

Mountain Fatality
Posted on 01/24/2020
Mountain Fatality

On January 18, 2020 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding an individual who was found unconscious in the Mott Canyon area of Heavenly Ski Resort. The individual was flown via Care Flight to Carson Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as, 36-year-old Christopher John Nicholson of South Lake Tahoe, CA. Nicholson was a member of the Heavenly Ski Patrol and had been working that day. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Washoe County Coroner’s Office is working to identify a cause of death. There is no further information available at this time.