Stevens Pass ski resort
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Fatal avalanche near ski resort in Washington state

At least three people are said to have died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington.

Rescuers were dispatched to an out-of-bounds area near Stevens Pass ski resort located in the Cascade Mountains north-east of Seattle.

The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center warned of a high avalanche danger above 5,000 ft in the area with a considerable danger at lower levels.

  • 20 Feb 2012