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Skier Dies in Tree Well at 49 Degrees North

Chewelah, WA – A man is dead after suffocating in a tree well while skiing at 49 Degrees North in northeastern Washington State, north of Spokane. The Stevens County Sheriff has confirmed the death, which occurred at the resort on Monday. The victim was recovered by the resort’s ski patrol, and an investigation is still … Continue reading Skier Dies in Tree Well at 49 Degrees North

Crystal Charges 2 for Skiing Closed Avalanche Terrain

Crystal Mountain, WA – Crystal Mountain officials sent a strong message this week to those who would duck a rope to ski closed slopes. The incident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday when two skiers — males ages 23 and 30, one of whom was an employee of the mountain — entered the closed Southback … Continue reading Crystal Charges 2 for Skiing Closed Avalanche Terrain

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 … Continue reading Out-of-Bounds Skier Dies at Crystal Mountain

Skier Dies in Out-of-Bounds Avalanche at White Pass

White Pass, WA – A Bellingham, Wash. man died last week in an avalanche in the sidecountry of White Pass ski area, south of Mt. Rainier. Adam Roberts, 31, was found by members of White Pass Ski Patrol on Tuesday, buried under five to six feet of snow. Two feet of snow had fallen in … Continue reading Skier Dies in Out-of-Bounds Avalanche at White Pass

Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Election Season Snuffs Seattle Ski Show

Seattle, WA – Seattle-area skiers and riders have one more reason to be sick of this unrelenting election season. In an odd twist of events, advertising prices driven by campaign buys have made it financially prohibitive for organizers of the Ski Dazzle expo in Seattle to purchase radio and TV spots, forcing them to cancel … Continue reading Election Season Snuffs Seattle Ski Show