BREAKING NEWS: Skier killed on Crystal Mountain
By NWCN and AP Staff
A skier was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on Crystal Mountain in Washington state when he fell and suffocated in deep new snow, a spokesperson for the mountain said.
Two skiers spotted a pair of skis sticking out of the snow near a tree, dug down, found a man there, then notified ski patrol.
The 44-year old man had apparently suffocated when he fell in quicksand-like condiitons, ski area spokeswoman Stacy Schuster said. The man's name is not being released.
The death came as crowds at Crystal were enjoying perhaps the best skiing of the year at the mountain, which has seen 56 inches of new snow fall in just the last 48 hours.
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