It was during a rain event like this a few days ago that the main run at the Hyak ski area right near Alpental climax avalanched to the ground, tore out a bunch of lift towers, destroyed buildings and shoved houses off of their foundations. This was a 4-6 foot crown line that ran on a slope that was somewhere in the 25 degree range.
Nobody was hurt in this slide, but it is a good reminder that the mountains are never 100% safe. If it is steep enough to turn, it is steep enough to slide in the right (or wrong) conditions.
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