The tragic tale of the massive avalanche that killed three people at the out-of-bounds Tunnel Creek ski run near Stevens Pass last February gets a detailed telling in a series that has started in The New York Times.
In the first chapter of “Snow Fall,” writer John Branch puts you with professional skier Elyse Saugstad, who was caught in the avalanche and swept down the mountain before coming to a stop, partially buried, unable to move, mummified, Branch writes.
“If you swim out in the ocean, the ocean’s always alive,” Saugstad said. “You can feel it. But the mountains feel like they’re asleep.”
There are six beautifully designed chapters in all, filled with informational graphics, videos and photos.