Very heart felt story. I remember when this happened. My son and I were boarding at Crystal Mountain and had just finished eating lunch about an hour ago when I heard word that there had been a fatal avalanche at Stevens Pass. Then later that same day word of a snowboarder going off a 1,500 ft cliff at Snoqualmie. Very tragic day indeed.
There were two other pretty scary avalanches near Crystal that day too. Both groups was super lucky they came out unscathed.