Huge Avalanche Snaps Trees Like Twigs at Stevens Pass!

Feb. 27 – Stevens Pass Enjoys Second Snowiest February in Last 50 Years

The new snow has created a massive amount of avalanche mitigation work for the Stevens Pass Pro Patrol. Explosives dropped from a helicopter have even been employed to trigger avalanches outside the ski area boundary that could potentially travel into the resort.

According to the Northwest Avalanche Center, the backcountry avalanche danger is currently “considerable” in the Stevens Pass area of the Cascades, meaning dangerous avalanche conditions exist.

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