(file photo: Crystal Mountain Resort)

Out-of-Bounds Skier Dies at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain, WA – A 64-year-old Seattle woman has died in an avalanche while skiing out of bounds at Crystal Mountain in Washington.

Elizabeth Hampson had been a Crystal Mountain regular for 50 years. She embarked upon a solo ski tour from the Crystal Mountain parking lot last Wednesday and is believed to have triggered the avalanche on Wednesday afternoon.

(file photo: Crystal Mountain Resort)
(file photo: Crystal Mountain Resort)

Crystal Mountain ski patrollers discovered the debris field on Thursday morning and found Hampson’s hand and backpack protruding from the snow.

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