You may have heard of the recent avalanche activity in the Cascades, in particular at Crystal Mountain. Good information is available at the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol blog (http://www.blogcrystal.com/) or at Northwest Avalanche Center (http://www.nwac.us/).
The Crystal Mountain Clubs (which includes SKIBACS) recently received the following:
Due to Current weather, snowpack, and avalanche control results within the Crystal Mtn Ski Area, the Forest Service and Crystal Mtn Ski Patrol are alerting club members of a heightened avalanche danger that has the potential to affect the club area. Large and powerful avalanches with copious amounts of heavy destructive debris while still unlikely are more prone to human and natural triggering at this time.
This is only a warning to enter the clubs and surrounding areas at your own risk. Warnings are also posted at parking lots C, D, and E as well as the main entrances to each club. Updates will be given as this time of heightened danger passes.
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