A California ski resort wants criminal charges against a snowboarder who allegedly triggered an avalanche Friday in a closed area at Donner Summit.
Snowboarder Christian Michael Mares gained attention after a YouTube video showed him tumbling in the avalanche at the Sugar Bowl Resort in Norden, Calif. Mares, who officials said was not a resort season pass holder, was wearing a GoPro camera.
“Yup, that just happened,” Mares said as he struggled to move from the fall.
Later on Facebook, he said, “Luckily I swam my way to the top and didn't get buried. I def got lucky.”
Resort officials said they investigated the incident and are now working...