Pacific Crest Trail Hikers–Stevens Pass near Skykomish–Avalanche
SEATTLE – Authorities said three men have died in an avalanche in an out-of-bounds area near a popular Washington state ski area. Other skiers who had been reported missing were accounted for on Sunday.
Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to msnbc.com the deaths of three people. The skiers were believed to be in their 30s and 40s, experienced and well-prepared.
Other skiers in the group managed to dig out the men and performed CPR, to no avail.
According to King5.com, one skier, a woman, was wearing a device used to provide air if swept up in an avalanche. She survived.
Advertise | AdChoicesWest said the slide occurred in an out-of-bounds area near Stevens Pass ski resort in the Cascade Mountains, about 13.2 miles east of the town of Skykomish.