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Avalanche kills 3 skiers near Stevens Pass; 1 snowboarder dies at Alpental

Avalanche kills 3 skiers near Stevens Pass; 1 snowboarder dies at Alpental

Three fatalities have been confirmed by the King County Sheriffs office as a result of an avalanche near Stevens Pass today. Another fatality occurred earlier today at Alpental when a snowboarder reportedly plunged off a cliff. Details at this time are sketchy, but early reports suggest the avalanche in the Stevens Pass area occurred on [Continued...]

Snowshoeing 101: tips for winter adventurers

Snowshoeing 101: tips for winter adventurers

Halfway up the ridge leading to Skyline Lake near Stevens Pass, a heavy snowdrift sat as a near-vertical 4-foot wall in our path. Climbers would simply kick the toe of their boots deep into the face of the drift, plunge their ax in and climb the small wall of snow. But what about snowshoers? Turns [Continued...]