believe it or not the NASID at stevens happened in bounds, right off of a chair lift. skyline lift, tower 8 to be exact. it was in an area that is rather flat with dense tree clusters and isnt usually accessible until considerable ski packs have been made out to it. its practically one big flat spot with a chair line over it that has a slight incline on lookers left into said tree clusters. ive cruised through there during a snow drought a few seasons ago and there were definitely frozen out, empty tree wells. i think the group packed it in there to try and get fresh snow and came out a buddy short. definitely a freak accident that happened in rather unusual terrain. not your typical steep and deep that us stevens pass back country riders go for.