Officials say a 31-year-old man from Randall has died in an avalanche near White Pass Ski Area.
31-year-old Adam Roberts was skiing out of bounds with a friend Tuesday evening when he triggered an avalanche.
White Pass Ski Area spokeswoman Kathleen Goyette confirmed his death Wednesday, saying people at the ski area had known him since he was young and that he was an experienced outdoors enthusiast.
Goyette said she didn't know details of the rescue attempt, but said members of the ski patrol found Roberts in five to six feet of snow.
A Lewis County Sheriff's Office deputy declined to provide details of the incident until after an autopsy and coroner's report was complete.