Searchers are waiting for safer condition to recover the body of a man buried in an avalanche Saturday at Granite Mountain, near Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascades about 50 miles east of Seattle.
Authorities in Washington state say one woman has died and one man is still missing after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups hiking in the mountains each of Seattle.
The search for four Japanese climbers who were caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley has been called off, with authorities calling the site their final resting place.
Powder Magazine senior editor John Stifter, who witnessed the slide that killed three of his skiing companions Sunday, said one person survived by bear-hugging a tree and holding on as the snow barreled over him. “It’s an absolute horror story,” Stifter said Monday.
Well-equipped and familiar with the terrain, about a dozen expert skiers were making their way through a foot-and-a half of fresh snow when an avalanche hit them in an out-of-bounds area near Stevens Pass ski resort.
Authorities say two people are reported dead and as many as eight more are missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort.