Stories tagged: Avalanche
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Utah avalanche closes US Highway 89 near Idaho line
An avalanche in the mountains of northern Utah has closed U.S. Highway 89 in Logan Canyon near Beaver Mountain about 3 miles south of the Idaho line.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, noon
Crater Lake park closes due to snow, avalanche risks
Crater Lake National Park has closed due to severe weather, though officials hope it will reopen soon.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Avalanche kills Kalispell skier in Glacier National Park
Authorities say a Kalispell man has died from injuries sustained in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Glacier National Park.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Woman dies skiing out-of-bounds at Crystal Mountain
The ski patrol at Crystal Mountain says it found a woman’s body after she was killed in an avalanche while back-country skiing outside the resort.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
California braces for ‘once-in-10-year’ storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards
Sierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass, before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Bellingham man killed in avalanche near White Pass
Officials say a Bellingham man has died in an avalanche near White Pass Ski Area south of Mount Rainier.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
A skier was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Avalanche warning in effect for mountains near Cooke City
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains near Cooke City, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone along with the Southern Madison and …
Sun., July 31, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Digest: Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia 104-89
Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia. Taurasi scored 15 of her 20 points during a …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:01 p.m.
Field reports: Free boater education classes offered by Spokane County sheriff
A free Boater Education class that’s required for Washington boat drivers is being offered monthly by Spokane County Sheriff Department marine deputies.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Avalanche fatalities related to size of group, study finds
When it comes to avalanche safety, a
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to temporarily shut down for avalanche control
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass will be shut down this morning for avalanche control work, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Field reports: Reward offered for Idaho grizzly poacher
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Avalanche kills director of avalanche center in Oregon
PENDLETON, Ore. – The director of an avalanche center in Oregon has died in the same natural disaster he taught many to avoid. The EO Media Group reported that Wallowa …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Surviving a bad break: Free helicopter service saves backcountry skier injured in avalanche
A backcountry skier who’s a textbook example of preparedness tapped most of his expensive tools and training to survive an avalanche last month near Lookout Pass.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Snoqualmie Pass had 72 closures in nine weeks
Collisions, heavy snowfall and the related threat of avalanches have delayed traffic on the state’s busiest mountain pass far more frequently this winter than in recent years.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Avalanche educators target teens for safety message
This month has been the country’s deadliest January for avalanches in nearly 20 years with 10 fatalities in 10 days, including four last weekend alone. On an average, 27 people …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Avalanche danger in Cascades is high through this weekend
A forecast for rain and snow at higher elevations in the Cascade Mountains could also cause dangerous avalanche conditions for travelers and recreationists.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Man injured in avalanche on Montana side of Lookout Pass
A skier has suffered a compound fracture after being buried by an avalanche on the Montana-side of the Lookout Pass ski area.
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
Brothers survive avalanches triggered while skiing
OPHIR, Colo. – Two brothers survived two massive avalanches while skiing in Colorado’s backcountry even though both feared the other was dead. Alex and Brian Holmes were skiing near Telluride, …
Sun., March 1, 2015
Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers
SALT LAKE CITY – As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve …
Thu., Jan. 8, 2015
Jennings: Scratching surface of avalanche safety
Two up and coming young athletes on the U.S. Ski Team, Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, New Hampshire, and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, were killed Monday in an …
Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
Avalanche in Alps kills two young U.S. Ski Team prospects
Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps. The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, …
UPDATED: Tue., March 4, 2014, 3:17 p.m.
Interstate 90 reopens in Idaho after avalanche fears pass
Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass reopened Tuesday afternoon after avalanche fears subsided, the Idaho Transportation Department said.
Mon., March 3, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
Avalanche danger closes Lookout Pass
Lookout Pass along Interstate 90 has been closed on the Montana side due to avalanche danger.
Mon., March 3, 2014, 12:48 p.m.
Woman buried by avalanche in Montana has died
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who was rescued about three hours after her house was destroyed by an avalanche in Missoula, Mont., has died at a hospital.
Sun., March 2, 2014
Scores of neighbors aided in Missoula avalanche search
Rescue officials said about 100 neighbors converged to help find three people buried Friday when an avalanche swept down a mountain in a residential area of Missoula in Western Montana …
Sat., March 1, 2014
Missoula avalanche levels residential home
MISSOULA – Three people have been found alive after an avalanche roared into the western Montana city of Missoula and destroyed a house. Police say an elderly husband and wife …
Sun., Feb. 9, 2014
Canadian skiing hut a cool refuge for muscle-powered powder seekers
It’s been a grim winter in much of the West for powder hounds. But winter is too short to waste wishing for more snow. When it’s lacking in your back …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2014
Avalanche threat not apparent to victim
The avalanche that killed a Bozeman snowmobiler riding in the Gallatin Mountains on New Year’s Day – the first Montana avalanche death in more than a year – was somewhat …