The Deadly History Of This Washington Pass Is Terrifying But True

The weather on Washington’s passes has been brutal lately, especially Stevens Pass. And while it can be frustrating when winter conditions force our passes to close, it really is for the best. In fact, in 1910, Stevens Pass was the site of the deadliest avalanche in our state history.

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The tragedy of the Wellington avalanche will never be forgotten. Fortunately, it has never been repeated. Here are some other fascinating facts about our state history many people don’t know.