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Search Continues For Missing Ski Instructor

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UPDATE Jan. 19, 7:02 a.m.: The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the search for missing ski instructor Carson May will resume Tuesday.

About 30 people are expected to participate including the department's mountain rescuers, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue and El Doraod, Nevada, Douglas and Fresno counties. 

The searchers will probe trees in the Lake Mary area.

UPDATE: The search for ski instructor Carson May at the Sugar Bowl Resort continues Monday in better weather, but with no news.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department says nearly 50 people are involved in the search. With clearer weather, a helicopter has been brought in.

There are two canine crews searching as well, but the avalanche danger in the search area is high.

May was last seen on Thursday.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

Original Post: (AP) - The search for a ski instructor who went missing at a Northern California ski resort resumed Monday morning, following a day hampered by bad weather.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office says avalanche danger was high Sunday and stormy weather kept searchers from looking for 23-year-old Carson May by air.

Nonetheless crews on the ground searched an area that recently had an avalanche and was where May's phone last pinged.

He was last seen skiing while off duty on Thursday afternoon at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort near Norden.

Friends reported him missing Friday morning after he didn't make it home and his belongings were discovered in his locker at the ski resort.

Authorities said about 50 people are taking part in the search.

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