LEAVENWORTH, WA.- Seattle skier was rescued Sunday after she was caught in an avalanche while skiing in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Kent Sisson with the Chelan County Sheriff’s office reports 29 year old Shanna Hovertsen was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital yesterday afternoon with injuries to her legs.
Hovertsen had been skiing with a group of four people. Sisson says they were able to transport her down to a campsite at Lake Colchuck where she was transferred to the Sheriff’s helicopter. From there she was flown to the National Fish Hatchery in Leavenworth where an ambulance transported her to Cascade Medical Center. Sisson reports she is in stable condition.