A skier who died at White Pass is described as a woman in her 20s who worked at the ski area this season.

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A skier who died at White Pass is described as a woman in her 20s who worked at the ski area this season.

Ski area general manager Kevin McCarthy says she fell headfirst into a tree well – where snow piles up around a tree – and apparently suffocated.

She was the last person in a group on a run Saturday. Her friends became concerned when she didn’t come down. Searchers found the body Saturday afternoon.

McCarthy told Yakima Herald-Republic (http://is.gd/uPausH) that after working at the ski area she had planned to go back to college later this year.

He called her death a fluke from an unfortunate set of circumstances.

Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com