Breaking News: Skier Passes Away After Falling Into Treewell @ Snoqualmie Pass

Breaking News: Skier Passes Away After Falling Into Treewell @ Snoqualmie Pass

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Breaking News: Skier Passes Away After Falling Into Treewell @ Snoqualmie Pass

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Tree Well Accident While Heliskiing | Cariboo Mountains, BC

A 51 year old man passed away on Sunday after falling into a tree well at Silver Fir Lodge on Snoqualmie Pass reports the komonews.com.

Also: Skier Still Missing on Snoqualmie Pass

According to officials from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s office, the man was found dead in the tree well and although the three people he was skiing with attempted to revive him, CPR was unsuccessful. Details as to who and where the skier was from have yet to be released.

It has been snowing hard on Snoqualmie Pass for the past couple weeks and the inherent dangers concerning Tree Wells should be taken seriously.

Must Read: Tree Wells Account For 20% of All Ski Area Deaths

A tree well is a void or area of loose snow around the trunk of a tree enveloped in deep snow. Also known as “spruce traps”, these voids present danger to hikers, snowshoers, skiers, and snowboarders who fall into them.Wikipedia

We will update this story as details come forth.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s friends and family. 

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