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February 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Snow dangers cancel Hog Loppet ski trek

The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club just can’t get a break this winter. Earlier, lack of snow hindered its operations and canceled some annual festival events. Now, the glut of snow and resulting avalanche danger has canceled one of its big events of the year, this weekend’s Hog Loppet ski trek. This would have been the 26th…

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February 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Yee-ha, skiers, snow is dumping – but avalanche danger high

Not enough snow at ski areas this winter? The Northwest is making up for that, scary fast. Crystal Mountain picked up two feet of new snow this week, and Mount Baker got 40 inches. Now, former KING-TV meteorologist Larry Schick, who issues Powder Alerts for the Ski Washington website (and is affectionately known as the Grand…

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