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Date: 2012-02-19
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Stevens Pass, Cowboy Mountain, Tunnel Creek
State: WA
Country: USA
Fatalities: 3
Summary: 5 sidecountry skiers caught, 1 partly buried, 3 buried and killed

Sidecountry accident: "Slide caught 5, one of whom was able to arrest by holding onto tree; remaining 4 caught were carried about 2650 vertical feet through a twisting, tree ringed chute."

Official Report (provisional): download PDF report from NWAC at www.nwac.us html version: avalanche.state.co.us

Media Report: seattletimes.nwsource.com