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March 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Skier dies at Crystal Mountain; could be heart attack

The Associated Press CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN — A spokeswoman for Crystal Mountain ski resort says a 67-year-old Lakewood man died Friday while skiing. Spokeswoman Tiana Enger says the man may have suffered a heart attack. The News Tribune reports that the ski patrol got a call early Friday afternoon that a skier had collapsed and was unresponsive. Patrol…

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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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February 20, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Seattle man who died skiing at Crystal Mountain identified

The man who died Wednesday from snow-immersion suffocation while skiing on Crystal Mountain has been identified as Loren Miller, 32, of Seattle, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Miller was last seen around 1 p.m. Wednesday in an area called Dick’s Face, the resort said. Ski patrol received a report of a missing person…

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February 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Seattle man suffocates in tree well while skiing at Crystal Mountain

A 35-year-old man from Seattle died today from snow-immersion suffocation while skiing on Crystal Mountain, the resort said. Ski patrol received a report of a missing person at 2:25 p.m. The man had last been seen around 1 p.m. in an area called Dick’s Face. Ski patrol was dispatched to the location and found the man…

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November 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Ski slopes open at Stevens Pass, Crystal

Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain resorts are opening early this weekend after the first significant snow hit the Cascades Friday. About 10 inches of snow accumulated at 3,000 feet at Snoqualmie Pass, according to the National Weather Service, and 21 inches piled up at 4,000 feet at Stevens Pass. More precipitation is expected Monday, but that forecast…

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October 1, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Skiing at Crystal … Sinkings … Tornado tale

Crystal Mountain skiing. The ski area opens for one day today to 75 lucky people because there’s enough snow up there. Yes, open for skiing. The Crystal folks held a Facebook promotion yesterday, and they’re opening the slopes at 10 a.m. Control yourselves, skiers. Only those 75 people get to ski. That sinking…

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