TAHOE CITY, Calif.—A Lake Tahoe-area ski resort says a 71-year-old skier has died after hitting a tree.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( http://bit.ly/TI10VM) that Squaw Valley officials reported on Friday that the unidentified man died around 11 a.m. on the west face of KT-22.

The resort said the man was wearing a helmet.

Squaw Valley is located in Placer County in the Sierra Nevada and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com