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May 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Body of Seattle skier recovered from Mount Shuksan

The Associated Press MARBLEMOUNT, Skagit County  — North Cascades National Park rangers on a chartered helicopter recovered the body Thursday of a Seattle man who was killed in an avalanche on Mount Shuksan. Ranger Rosemary Seifried identified the victim as 46-year-old John Cooper IV. His body was turned over to the Whatcom County medical examiner’s office. Cooper was on…

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April 28, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Injured skier rescued from Snoqualmie Pass

The Associated Press The skier injured in an avalanche Sunday near Snoqualmie Pass has been carried out and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Rescuers had to hike in and rescue the skier by ground overnight, because weather prevented a helicopter rescue. The skier reportedly suffered two broken legs in the backcountry near Alpental.

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April 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Back-country skier hurt in avalanche

A back-country skier has been hurt in an avalanche on Snoqualmie Mountain near Alpental, and search & rescue crews are on their way to help, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, in message tweeted about 1:20 p.m., said early reports indicate the skier may have broken both legs. The Northwest Avalance…

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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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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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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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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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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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