Officials said one person remained missing Saturday afternoon after two avalanches hit two separate groups near Snoqualmie Summit, about 45 miles east of Seattle.
The two men emerged from the snow, but their friend is still missing.
At another site at milepost 50, a group of about 12 people from Sammamish went out snowshoeing. At about the 4,800 foot level, an avalanche split the group in two.
Kay Seo, a woman who was part of the group, said her survival instincts kicked in.
“Horrible experience, fear, avalanche came down like water… water shape… so we held onto trees and we survived,” she said.