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December 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — An Alaska backcountry skier walked away uninjured after being completely buried under a 350-foot-wide avalanche, surviving because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said. The skier, who officials would not identify, was then pulled from the snow…

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March 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Seattle skier dies after injury at Mission Ridge

The Associated Press UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: Raymond Farbarik, the Seattle man who lost control and collided with a tree while skiing at the Mission Ridge ski area Friday, has died, according to The Wenatchee World. ORIGINAL POST: WENATCHEE — The Chelan County sheriff says a 47-year-old Seattle skier was critically injured at the Mission Ridge ski area near…

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February 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Boy falls into snow from Mount Spokane chairlift

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A 10-year-old boy fell about 20 feet Thursday from a chairlift at Mount Spokane. KHQ reports (http://nbcnews.to/1iTkgMG ) he landed in snow and did not appear to have any serious injuries, although he complained of back pain. The Ski Patrol responded and Medstar flew him off the mountain to a hospital. Mount Spokane Ski…

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January 27, 2014 at 5:15 AM

14-year-old snowboarder killed

BURBANK (AP) — A 14-year-old Burbank boy was fatally injured in a snowboarding accident at Ski Bluewood near Dayton. Ski area spokeswoman Brandy Ream told the Tri-City Herald the ski patrol found him injured shortly after noon Saturday at the top of a beginner trail called the Country Road run. A Life Flight helicopter was…

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