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March 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Man dies in avalanche at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass

A man died in an avalanche Saturday at Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass. The man was hiking with another man when the avalanche hit them. The man who died was buried in the snow, but the other man was able to dig himself free and walked out to get help, according to the King County Sheriff’s…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: avalanche, fatal hikers, Granite Mountain

March 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Crystal Mountain to sell chairs from avalanche

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN (AP) — Within hours of an intentionally-set avalanche wiping out a chairlift at Crystal Mountain, the resort at Mount Rainier started hearing from people who wanted to buy the damaged chairs. The Washington state resort plans to replace the chairlift this summer and it routinely sells off decommissioned chairs, but it’s still dealing with…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: avalanche, chairs, Crystal Mountain

March 5, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Stevens Pass reopens after avalanche closure

UPDATE, 3:56 p.m. | Stevens Pass has reopened in both directions, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST | Highway 2 going across Stevens Pass is closed this morning after an avalanche buried the roadway. The avalanche went across all four lanes of the road. The closure extends from milepost 54 to milepost 64.5, according to the state Department…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: avalanche, Highway 2, Stevens Pass

February 12, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Wednesday Memo: Power out in wind … Avalanche deaths … Teacher sex allegations

Strong winds causing power outages: Some 5,000 Seattle City Light customers were without power this morning as winds gusting to 40 miles per hour blew through the Seattle area. Other outages are reported in Pierce and Thurston counties. Hate to read these stories … Two Seattle-area backcountry skiers were killed

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February 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Rescuers try to reach injured skiers after Oregon avalanche

Update at 11:23 a.m.:| The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters had to turn back due to low visibility, and efforts…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: avalanche, Baker County, Oregon

May 8, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Officials find body of Renton dentist killed in April avalanche

King County officials found the body of Renton dentist Mitch Hungate on Wednesday morning, nearly a month after he went missing in an avalanche on Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass. A King County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue crew found the body at around 7:30 a.m. about halfway down the path of the avalanche, spokeswoman…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: avalanche, Cindi West, Granite Mountain

April 13, 2013 at 2:42 PM

3 reported missing in 2 avalanches near Snoqualmie Pass

The Associated Press Authorities in Washington state say three people are missing after two avalanches in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass. KOMO-TV reports one avalanche occurred Saturday afternoon on Granite Mountain, off Exit 47 from Interstate 90. The King County Sheriff’s office says two skiers were injured and one is missing. Two people also…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: avalanche

December 18, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Woman buried in avalanche at Crystal Mountain rescued unhurt

This post was updated at 11:07 p.m. The Associated Press A young woman buried by an avalanche for at least 10 minutes Tuesday at the Crystal Mountain ski resort was rescued unharmed, the head of the resort’s ski patrol said. She was part of a party of three skiing in a steep area of expert terrain when the…

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November 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Survivor of this year’s deadly Stevens Pass avalanche tells her story

Early this year, three experienced skiers were killed in an avalanche in the backcountry of Stevens Pass. Megan Michelson, freeskiing editor for ESPN, survived that February outing. In Outside magazine this month, Michelson recounts the day and the horror of how a group of expert skiiers made a deadly mistake.

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