They were experienced, they had the right equipment, they knew how to deal with avalanche danger. — Park spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet
Avalanches do not happen by accident, and most human involvement is a matter of choice, not chance.— Avalanche forecaster Sue Barak
John Muir (1911):In all my mountaineering I have enjoyed only one avalanche ride... [It] was the most spiritual and exhilarating of all the modes of motion I have ever experienced.
Jason Gardner: It was gymnastics like I can't describe.
Early details from the Fresno Bee.
The full report.
How to get to the Pear Lake Ski Hut.