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Mountain News: A third tree well death in a year



BEND, Ore.—Another skier has died after falling into a tree well at Mt. Bachelor, the third victim in the last 12 months, reported the Bend Bulletin. Prior to the deaths of a 19-year-old skier and a 24-year old snowboarder, the ski area had not had a tree-well death since 2000.

But in January, two other tree-well deaths were reported in Oregon resorts, one at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood and the other at Mt. Ashland.