Avalanches less than an hour apart claimed four lives at two separate resorts Sunday — one burying three skiers at Stevens Pass ski resort and another sweeping a snowboarder off a cliff near The Summit at Snoqualmie.
They were in out-of-bounds areas, but they are reported to be experienced skiers who had avalanche gear. Times reporter Brian M. Rosenthal is tweeting reports from Stevens Pass. His latest:
The Bull's Tooth, the bar at Stevens Pass, is full of men with swollen eyes and trembling faces. "We're shocked," said Matt Wainhouse, 23.