Stories tagged: Avalanche
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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, …
SUNDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013
MacKinnon and Avalanche take on Crosby and Penguins
Nathan MacKinnon (pictured) has been compared to Sidney Crosby for much of his life. The two grew up in the same Canadian town and both went No. 1 in the …
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
One missing after avalanches east of Seattle
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. – Rescuers scrambled late Saturday to find a missing snowshoer after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups in the mountains east of Seattle, the authorities …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013, 7:33 P.M.
One reported missing after two avalanches near Snoqualmie Pass
Rescuers scrambled late Saturday to find a missing snowshoer after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups in the mountains east of Seattle, the authorities said.
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012
Out & About: Schweitzer avalanche indicates ice layer
OUTSLIDE – Three skiers were buried, but quickly rescued by other skiers, in small inbounds avalanches on the Headwall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Dec. 7, Sean Briggs, resort spokesman, …
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
Snow Lake a cool destination for hikers, and their dogs
One of the lesser-visited high lakes in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains offers a wealth of overlooked reasons to shoulder a pack and take an extended hike. Snow Lake is a …
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012, 2:22 P.M.
Storms raising WA flooding, avalanche chances
SEATTLE — A series of storms have saturated Western Washington, increasing the chances of flooding in the lowlands and snow avalanches in the Cascades.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012
Huge avalanche was ‘horror story’
SEATTLE – When the snow broke loose, a group of expert skiers who watched in horror as a large avalanche swept their friends down a steep slope in Washington state …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012
Fresh powder isn’t worth dying for
The best are most likely to die. That applies to many recreational sports, but after Sunday’s tragedies in the North Cascades it’s worth examining why exceptional skiers, snowboarders, climbers and …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012, 8:30 A.M.
Men who died on Stevens Pass tumbled 1,500 feet
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 …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012, 12:23 P.M.
Dog found alive 4 days after Montana avalanche
A dog that was feared dead after it was swept away in a weekend avalanche that killed its owner showed up four days later at the Montana motel where its …
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011, 8 A.M.
Snow boarder killed in avalanche at Stevens Pass
Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office says the snowboard rider was apparently out of bounds on the back side of the ski area Sunday afternoon when he …
SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011
Out & About: Art Wolfe to share photos at Whitworth
Art Wolfe to share photos at Whitworth OUTSEE – Wildlife photographer and Public TV “Travels to the Edge” host Art Wolfe will give a lecture and slide show Tuesday, 7 …
FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010
Snowmobiler killed in North Idaho avalanche
A 35-year-old man from Farmington, Wash., was killed Wednesday when an avalanche overtook his snowmobile and buried him in 9 feet of snow in North Idaho, authorities said. The body …
THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010, 9:18 A.M.
Man dies when Idaho avalanche buries snowmobile
A 35-year-old man from Farmington, Wash., was killed Wednesday when an avalanche overtook his snowmobile and buried him in nine feet of snow in North Idaho, authorities said.
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010, 9:36 A.M.
Mount Rainier rangers renew search for climber
Mount Rainier rangers have resumed their search for the Olympia climber lost in the weekend avalanche.
MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
Cell phone saved avalanche victim
A hiker trapped in an avalanche used his cell phone to call rescuers.