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Previous Season Avalanche Accidents

2005-2006 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 24
Canada Fatalities: 8
Total Fatalities:  32
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
04-29-2006 Backcountyr near Lookout Pass 1 ID USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
04-21-2006 Nordschaw drainage of the Talchako River 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
04-20-2006 Mount Deltaform, Kootenay National Park 1 BC CANADA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed
04-18-2006 Mount Herman, west of Mt. Baker Ski Area 1 WA USA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, and killed
04-08-2006 Patriot Bowl-west of Trinity Mtn. Lookout 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
04-06-2006 Ltttle Cottonwood Canyon 0 UT USA OTHER Vehicle with 9 people onboard swept off road
04-03-2006 Pioneer Ridge, an out-of-bounds area near Brighton Ski Resort 1 UT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
04-02-2006 Mountians outside of Spencer 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, one killed
03-19-2006 Tiffany Mountain near Conconully 1 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 totally buried and killed, 1 partially buried
03-11-2006 Ogden Mtn., Taylor Canyon 1 UT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and presumed dead. Remains missing.
03-05-2006 Fairy Creek; 5 km north of Fernie, BC 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-03-2006 McBride Mountain area, Selkirk Mountains 2 BC CANADA SKI 3 caught and buried, 1 injured, 2 killed
03-01-2006 mountains near Antelope Creek 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
02-28-2006 Marmot Mountain, Hatcher Pass Area 1 AK USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and buried. Still missing and presumed dead.
02-14-2006 Rainy Pass; Dalzell Creek, in the Alaska Range 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed.
02-12-2006 The Fist in the Kananaskis recreation area 1 AB CANADA SKI 2 caught and carried. 1 killed
02-08-2006 FLATTOP MTN, CHUGACH STATE PARK, CHUGACH MTNS 1 AK USA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers caught & carried. 1 buried and killed
02-01-2006 Blacksmith Creek drainage,Twin Lakes area; Sawtooth Range 1 CA USA SKI 3 people caught, 2 carried, 1 partially buried, 1 killed
01-14-2006 Red Meadow Lake west of Polebridge 2 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught and buried by a Natural avalanche. 1 rescued, 2 killed.
01-14-2006 base of Mount Baldy, 1.5km from Island Lake Lodge 1 BC CANADA OTHER 1 person caught, buried, and killed from a natural avalanche
01-08-2006 Avalanche Closed Area; Kicking Horse Mtn Resort 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed in a closed area
01-06-2006 MILLER MOUNTAIN-SHEEP CREEK 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
01-05-2006 Coal Creek, West side of Teton Pass 1 WY USA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
01-05-2006 south end of Mt. Abundance 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobilers triggered slide, 2 snowmobilers caught and buried, 1 killed
01-03-2006 Raggedtop Mountain 1 AK USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
01-01-2006 Trap Peak 2 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 7 snowmobilers caught, 5 partly buried, 2 buried and killed
12-31-2005 Mt. Timpanogos area, near Hidden Lakes 1 UT USA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers caught, one buried and killed
12-27-2005 Togwotee Pass/Squaw Basin area 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
12-22-2005 Kelso Mountain 1 CO USA HIKE 2 hikers caught, 1 partly buried, 1 buried and killed
11-06-2005 Berthoud Pass 1 CO USA SNOWBOARD 1 backcountry snowboarder and dog, caught, buried and killed
11-05-2005 Table Mountain near Mt Baker 0 WA USA SNOWBOARD 1 Snowboarder caught and totally buried. Found with beacon

2004-2005 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 28
Canada Fatalities: 9
Total Fatalities:  37
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
07-29-2005 North Face of Mt. Robson 2 BC CANADA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, carried, and killed. One remains missing.
07-09-2005 Mount Athabasca in Jasper National 0 AB CANADA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, one seriously injured
07-02-2005 Castle Peak, White Cloud Mtns 1 ID USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, and killed
05-31-2005 Mt Logan, East Ridge 1 YK CANADA CLIMB 1 climber caught buried and killed
05-23-2005 North Sister Mountain 0 OR USA HIKE 2 Hikers critically injured
05-20-2005 Arapahoe Basin 1 CO USA SKI 1 in-area skier caught, buried and killed
04-30-2005 Brighton 0 UT USA OTHER 2 people buried by roof avalanche and rescued alive
04-05-2005 near Blue River, British Columbia 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
04-01-2005 Monashee Mountains northeast of Lumby 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler killed
04-01-2005 Brodie Gulch, Baker Creek near Ketchum 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 Snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
04-01-2005 Grand Mesa 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
03-31-2005 Monte Cristo area about 20 miles west of Woodruff 1 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-30-2005 Fisher Creek drainage near Slab Butte 0 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught and buried. Rescued alive with beacons & good teamwork
03-30-2005 Jersey Creek near Kootenay Pass 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 killed, 1 injured
03-26-2005 Mt. Tom; Elderberry Canyon 2 CA USA SKI 5 skiers caught in 2 seperate avalanches, 1 injured, 2 buried and killed
03-25-2005 Galena Summit 0 ID USA SKI 1 backcountry skier caught and seriously injured
03-24-2005 Quandary Peak, Tenmile Range 1 CO USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, 1 buried, and killed
03-06-2005 Five Fingers Bowl, Elk Mountains 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
02-20-2005 North Bowl of Mt. Anderson 1 CA USA SKI 3 skiers caught, 2 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
02-15-2005 Mount Huntington in the Alaska Range 1 AK USA CLIMB 1 Climber caught and buried, presumed dead, but still missing.
02-14-2005 Northeastern ridge of Mount Mansfield 1 VT USA SKI 1 Skier caught, carried, and killed
01-25-2005 Slovak Tatra mountains 0 SLOVAKIA OTHER 1 person buried for unknown time in automobile...and survives.
01-18-2005 West Twin Creek in the Selkirk mountains 1 BC CANADA SKI 3 skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed
01-16-2005 Lake Steven Area 2 ID USA SNOWBOARD 2 snowboarders caught, buried, and killed
01-14-2005 Dutch Draw, backcountry skiing area 1 UT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed.
01-13-2005 Fissure Creek, tributary to Ferguson Creek, NE of Trout Lake, BC 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
01-12-2005 Snoqualmie Pass—CLOSED Ski Area 1 WA USA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
01-09-2005 LEE CANYON 1 NV USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
01-08-2005 Ephriam Canyon 1 UT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
01-08-2005 Choke Cherry area east of Mt. Pleasant 1 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
01-03-2005 Soda Mountain (Buffalo Pass), Park Range 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
01-01-2005 Centennial Mountains 1 MT USA SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, 1 severely injured, 1 killed
01-01-2005 Hells Canyon adjacent to the Snowbasin Resort 0 UT USA SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, one seriously injured
12-12-2004 Allan Creek, Caribou Mountains 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 Snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
12-11-2004 Trout Creek area of Strawberry Valley 1 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
12-11-2004 Mineral Fork, Big Cottonwood Canyon 2 UT USA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers caught, buried; and killed.
12-11-2004 Bountiful Peak, 4 miles east of Farmington, Utah 0 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 Snowmobiler caught and buried, recovered alive with transciever
12-10-2004 Twin Lakes Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon 1 UT USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
10-30-2004 Sphinx Mountain, Madison Range 2 MT USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, carried, and killed
10-24-2004 Mt. Rainier, Ingraham Glacier Area 1 WA USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught and buried, one killed

2003-2004 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 23
Canada Fatalities: 11
Total Fatalities:  34
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
06-13-2004 Liberty Ridge, Mt Rainier 2 WA USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught and killed
04-28-2004 Mount Shasta 0 CA USA OTHER Dog survives 2 and half hour burial
04-26-2004 near the Mt Baker ski area 1 WA USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and killed in small slide
04-10-2004 Gun Creek, near Paxson 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 1 killed
04-09-2004 The Vice President, in Yoho National Park 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 skier caught in cornice fall, buried, and killed
04-09-2004 Browns Peak, just north of Huron Peak 1 CO USA SNOWSHOE 1 snowshoer caught, buried, and killed
04-05-2004 Nunavut 1 NU CANADA OTHER Young boy buried and killed in river bank slide
04-03-2004 Empress Lake, 60 kilometres southwest of Revelstoke 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobilers caught and buried, one killed
03-20-2004 La Plata Peak – Sawatch Range 1 CO USA HIKE 2 hikers caught, 1 injured, 1 buried and killed
03-10-2004 Mount Guyot, west of Breckenridge 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 Snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-07-2004 Jeru Peak, about 20 miles north of Sandpoint 1 ID USA OTHER Snowmobiler caught buried and killed
03-06-2004 Stampede Pass area 0 WA USA SNOWMOBILE Close call for couple of snowmobilers
03-05-2004 The Sinks, near the top of Logan Canyon 0 UT USA OTHER 39 Scouts & leaders buried in snow caves by cornice fall
03-05-2004 Near Salmon la Sac 1 WA USA SNOWMOBILE One snowmobiler caught, buried,killed
02-28-2004 Byron Glacier Peak, near Portage 1 AK USA CLIMB Cornice gives way, plunging climber to his death
02-28-2004 Apollo Creek, about 15 miles Northwest of Ketchum 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE Snowmobiler caught buried and killed
02-26-2004 Daly Canyon near the Judge Mine 1 UT USA SNOWSHOE 1 snowshoer caught, buried, and killed
02-13-2004 Banff National Park 3 AB CANADA CLIMB 3 ice climbers buried and killed
02-03-2004 Ladybird mountain area, northwest of Castlegar 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught and buried. One killed.
02-01-2004 Cayoosh Mountain, northeast of Pemberton 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, and killed
01-31-2004 Teton Range, Peak 9,870 (The Pyramid) 1 WY USA SKI 1 backcountry skier caught buried and killed
01-31-2004 Lake Ann in upper Fortune Creek 0 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, buried, and rescued alive with transcievers
01-30-2004 Russell Bowl area near Valhalla Provincial Park 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 14 people struck, 3 caught and buried, 2 injured, 1 killed.
01-28-2004 Essex 0 MT USA OTHER Two avalanches hit freight train, 15 cars derailed
01-25-2004 Cape Mercy, about 140 km southeast of Pangnirtung 1 NV CANADA OTHER 4 people hit by avalanche in tent, 1 killed
01-22-2004 Portage 1 AK USA OTHER Roof slide kills Forest Service employee
01-08-2004 Mount Justin-Mount Devine area 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 Skier caught, carried, partially buried, and killed
01-02-2004 Soldier Mountain; near Soldier Mountain Ski Resort 2 ID USA OTHER House struck by an avalanche, 2 people buried and killed
01-01-2004 Castle Peak, North of Donner Summit 1 CA USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
12-26-2003 Elk Point Avalanche Paths- Mt. Timpanogos 3 UT USA SNOWBOARD 6 snowboarders caught, carried, and buried. 3 killed, 2 remain missing
12-17-2003 Navajo Peak WNW of Blewett Pass 1 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
12-13-2003 Near the Alpental ski area, Snoqualmie Pass 1 WA USA SNOWSHOE 1 snowshoer caught, buried, still missing and presumed dead
12-12-2003 Near Artists Point near the Mt Baker ski area 1 WA USA SNOWSHOE 3 snowshoers caught and buried, 1 killed, 2 survived 24 +hour burial

2002-2003 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 30
Canada Fatalities: 28
Total Fatalities:  58
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
05-25-2003 Meadow Mountain area about 35 miles north of Kaslo 0 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 14 snowmobilers caught, carried, 5 buried, 3 injured
04-26-2003 Charity Valley in Alpine County 1 CA USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
04-18-2003 near Crowsnest Pass 1 AB CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught and killed
04-15-2003 Devil's Thumb on the Alaska-BC Boarder 2 AK USA CLIMB 2 climbers missing and presumed killed in avalanche
04-10-2003 Verde Peak area in the Chugach Mountains 1 AK USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
04-07-2003 10 km northwest of Golden, BC 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-31-2003 Scallop Mountain, near Takla Landing 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
03-29-2003 Granite Mountain, near Snoqualmie Pass 0 WA USA SKI 1 skier caught, partly buried, seriously injured
03-27-2003 Brewer Creek area, southwest of Invermere 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 12 snowmobilers caught, unknown number buried, 1 killed
03-26-2003 Mountains near Fernie, BC 3 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 7 snowmobilers caught, 3 buried and killed
03-26-2003 Mount Terry Fox near Valemount 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
03-22-2003 North of Burro Peak and south of Bear Creek 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-20-2003 Ram Mountain Range, southwest of Onion Lake 1 AB CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-20-2003 Porcupine Peak, Loveland Pass 1 CO USA SKI 2 skiers caught and carried. 1 injured, 1 killed
03-17-2003 Grizzley Bowl Area in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park 2 BC CANADA SKI 3 skiers caught and buried, 2 killed
03-14-2003 Lake Agnes, northwest of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 1 AB CANADA SNOWSHOE 1 snowshoer caught, buried, and killed
03-13-2003 Sheep Pass in the Salt River Range 0 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, carried, 1 injured, 1 buried and rescue with transceiver
03-12-2003 West of Marias Pass, MT; US HWY 2 0 MT USA OTHER Large avalanche cycle along highway and railroad corridor
03-09-2003 Mount Abundance,10 miles northwest of Cooke City 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried, 1 killed
03-09-2003 Ptarmigan Lake, Cottonwood Pass, Sawatch Range 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 Snowmobiler Caught, Buried and Killed
03-07-2003 Backyards, a Permanently Closed Area 0 OR USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and rescued with avalanche transceiver
03-05-2003 Hancock Pass, North of Monarch Pass 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
03-01-2003 Microdot Peak, Hatcher Pass 0 AK USA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, partially buried & injured. 2 caught in powder blast.
02-24-2003 Smiths Fork in the Salt River Range 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
02-22-2003 Near Keokee Lake, northwest of Schweitzer Mountain Resort 1 ID USA SKI 1 backcountry skier caught buried and killed
02-22-2003 Echo Bowl near Priest Lake 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
02-22-2003 Mt Belford in the Sawatch Range west of Buena Vista 1 CO USA SKI 3 Skiers Caught, 2 Partly Buried, 1 injured (frostbite) and 1 Buried and Killed
02-17-2003 Peak 13,294 (Citadel), Dry Gulch, Loveland Pass area 1 CO USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, carried. 1 buried and killed
02-15-2003 4.5 miles east of Mile 219.5 of the Parks Highway 0 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught and critically injured
02-15-2003 Gobbler's Knob Area 1 UT USA SKI unknown number caught, 1 buried and killed
02-10-2003 Teton County, Hourglass Couloir, a Permanently Closed Area 1 WY USA SKI 2 skiers caught, carried, 1 skier buried and killed
02-09-2003 Hatch Peak, above pass to Willow 1 AK USA SNOWBOARD 2 snowboarders caught, carried, 1 buried and killed
02-02-2003 Elk Creek drainage of the Crazy Mountains near Livingston Montana 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
02-01-2003 Mount Cheops; Rogers Pass area of Glacier National Park 7 BC CANADA SKI 17 Skiers caught, 15 buried, 7 killed
02-01-2003 Copper Creek Bowl northeast of Lincoln, MT 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught and buried, 1 rescued with transciever, 1 killed
01-29-2003 Avalanche Bowl, Teton Pass 1 WY USA SNOWBOARD 1 solo snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
01-25-2003 Kettle Creek Drainage near Togwotee Pass 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 killed , 1 injured
01-22-2003 North side of Wolverine Peak 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
01-20-2003 Durand Glacier, near Revelstoke, BC 7 BC CANADA SKI 11 skiers caught, 1 injured, 7 killed
01-06-2003 Cardiac Ridge Area in Cardiff Fork 0 UT USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and rescued with avalanche transceiver
01-05-2003 North of Sheep pass, possibly near Corral Creek Lake 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed.
01-05-2003 Near the Red Mountain ski resort 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 out of bounds skier caught buried and killed
01-04-2003 Darby Canyon 0 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, carried, and injured
01-04-2003 near Ski Lake on Teton Pass 1 WY USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, carried, and killed
12-29-2002 Norse Peak, near Crystal Mtn. Resort 1 WA USA SKI 7 skiers caught, 6 partially buried, 1 injured, 1 buried and killed.
12-28-2002 South of Valemount 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught and buried. 1 snowmobiler killed
12-28-2002 Trinity Mountain area, west of Fairfield 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught and buried, 1 killed
12-28-2002 COOKE CITY 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 4 seperate snowmobile incidents, one with serious injuries
12-26-2002 West side of the Snowy Range 1 WY USA OTHER 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
12-19-2002 Steve Baugh Bowl , Jedediah Smith Wilderness 0 ID USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and rescued with avalanche transciever
12-15-2002 East of Mt Rose 1 NV USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and killed
12-14-2002 Central Idaho 0 ID USA SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught and buried in seperate accidents
11-29-2002 Tuckerman Ravine 2 NH USA CLIMB 7 climbers caught, 4 buried, 2 killed
11-11-2002 Jackson Hole area 0 WY USA SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught and buried in seperate accidents

2001-2002 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 35
Canada Fatalities: 13
Total Fatalities:  48
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
06-13-2002 Denali National Park - Mount Foraker; Southeast Ridge 3 AK USA CLIMB 3 climbers, believed to be caught, carried, and killed
04-15-2002 Twin Lakes, Kenai Peninsula 0 AK USA OTHER At least 143 Caribou killed in slide that occured 12/23/2002
04-14-2002 1 mile outside of Fortress Mountain Resort Boundaries 2 AB CANADA SNOWBOARD 3 snowboarders caught, 1 injured, 2 buried and killed
03-31-2002 Mount Magnificent, Eagle River area 2 AK USA SNOWSHOE 3 snowshoers caught, 2 buried and killed
03-28-2002 S.Fork Eagle River 0 AK USA SKI 1 caught, buried, and rescued ALIVE, wearing an avalanche transciever
03-22-2002 East Fork of Targhee Creek 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed wearing a transciever.
03-21-2002 Jackson Peak, 6 miles east of Jackson, Wyoming 1 WY USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
03-18-2002 Dogtooth Mountain Range, outside Kicking Horse Mtn. Resort 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed.
03-17-2002 Pagoda Peak, 36 miles SW of Steamboat 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and kille
03-16-2002 East Face of Pioneer Peak 2 UT USA SNOWBOARD 3 snowboaders caught, 2 buried and killed
03-16-2002 South Canyon Creek area, North Fork of the Flathead 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught and buried, 1 killed wearing an avalanche transciever
03-15-2002 Temptation Bowl to the East of the Telluride Ski Area 1 CO USA SNOWBOARD 2 out-of-area snowboarders caught, 1 seriously injured,and 1 presumed buried
03-15-2002 Banana Chutes, backcountry terrain by Big Mtn. Resort 0 MT USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and rescued alive
03-14-2002 Strawberry Gulch, East of Aspen Mountain 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed.
03-14-2002 East of the Lindley Hut, approximately 4 miles south of Ashcroft 1 CO USA SKI 5 backcountry skiers caught, 3 partly, buried, 2 injured, and 1 buried killed
03-12-2002 Grove Creek, near Victor 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
03-09-2002 Wasatch Plateau, located in Central Utah 0 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 seperate close calls in same area in 2 days
03-08-2002 Backside of Mount Judah, out of area @ Sugarbowl Resort 1 CA USA SNOWBOARD 1 skier and 2 snowboarders caught, 1 buried and killed
03-03-2002 Teton Pass 0 WY USA SKI 2 close calls on the same day
02-24-2002 Near Flat Top Mountain / Miner Basin in Northeast Mesa County 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
02-23-2002 Uinta Mountains, Currant Creek drainage, east of Heber 0 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and injured
02-22-2002 HIGHWAY 2, West of Stevens Pass Ski Area 0 WA USA OTHER 1 automobile struck, carried, damaged, and partially buried
02-18-2002 American Fork Twins, backcountry terrain. 0 UT USA SKI Close call...1 patroller caught, carried, partially buried, and injured.
02-16-2002 Mt. Abundance, north of Cooke City 2 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried and killed
02-10-2002 Jasper National Park 1 AB CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed wearing a transciever
02-10-2002 Mountians North of Whitefish Lake 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler, caught, buried, and killed wearing a transceiver
02-10-2002 Mountains near Revelstoke, BC 2 BC CANADA SKI 4 skiers caught, 2 injured, 2 buried and killed
02-09-2002 Eureka Peak area near Williams Lake 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
02-06-2002 Near Crystal Peak 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed wearing a transciever
02-01-2002 Just beyond the Aspen Highlands ski area boundary 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
01-31-2002 Lionhead, Near West Yellowstone 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued wearing a tranciever
01-31-2002 One drainage east of Stillman Creek, Uinta Mountains 1 UT USA SKI 1 skier, 1 dog caught, buried, and killed
01-28-2002 Mount Carlyle near Kaslo, 30 miles north of the Canadian border near Idaho. 3 BC CANADA SKI Three backcountry skiers caught and killed
01-27-2002 Miller Creek outside of Cooke City 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 injured.
01-26-2002 Sheep Mountain, near Bonner, MT 4 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobilers caught, 4 buried and killed. ALL wearing transcievers.
01-26-2002 Arasta Creek, Gravelly Mountain Range 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued wearing a transciever
01-25-2002 Somewhere near Pemberton, BC 1 BC CANADA SKI 3 skiers caught and buried, 2 rescued, 1 killed
01-24-2002 Salt River Range, Bridger-Teton National Forest 0 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, buried, and rescued
01-21-2002 Tunnel Creek, near Stevens Pass 0 WA USA SNOWBOARD 5 snowboarders caught, 1 with serious injuries.
01-21-2002 Skyline Ridge near Stevens Pass 0 WA USA SKI Group of 5 skiers and boarders caught, 2 injured.
01-21-2002 Crater Lake National Park 0 OR USA SKI 6 people caught in 2 different avalanches, 2 people buried and rescued
01-14-2002 Brewer Creek area, Purcell Mountains; 44 km southwest of Invermere 1 BC CANADA OTHER 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed...wearing a transciever
01-12-2002 Parker Ridge,near the Columbia Icefield 1 AB CANADA SKI 3 skiers caught, 2 fully buried, 2 rescued, 1 killed
01-12-2002 Cony Mt., dividing Gulkana Glacier and Cantwell Glacier, Delta Range 2 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers, caught, one partially buried and rescued, and 2 killed
12-31-2001 Thompson Lake, Flint Creek Range; 15 miles West of Deer Lodge 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
12-24-2001 Mile 185 Parks Highway, southwest of Cantwell 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed...wearing a transciever
12-23-2001 Swetmann Mine area of Chugach National Forest 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed...wearing a transciever
12-11-2001 Point Whitshed, west of Cordova 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 2 Snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
12-02-2001 Alpine Meadows Resort 0 CA USA OTHER Close calls for mountain workers
11-30-2001 Black Lake region in Jewel Basin 0 MT USA SKI 1 skier caught, fully buried, rescued alive and uninjured!
11-28-2001 Rollins Pass near Boulder, Yankee Doodle Lake 1 CO USA SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
11-24-2001 Mt Rainier 0 WA USA SNOWBOARD !!! Amazing recovery!!! 1 snowboarder caught, completely buried
11-14-2001 Tuckerman Ravine, Center Headwall 0 NH USA SKI 3 caught, carried, and injured
11-11-2001 Hatcher Pass, Alaska 1 AK USA SNOWSHOE One snowshoer, caught, buried, and killed.
10-13-2001 Parkers Ridge, Near Jasper National Park 0 AB CANADA SKI Solo Skier caught, partially buried, very lucky

2000-2001 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 33
Canada Fatalities: 12
Total Fatalities:  45
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
04-28-2001 Storm Mountain - Stairs Gulch; Big Cottonwood Canyon 2 UT USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, buried, and killed.
04-18-2001 Sun Bowl, Mt.Shasta 0 CA USA SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, three partially buried
04-18-2001 Wild Horse Creek, near Cranbrook 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobiles caught, 1 killed, 1 injured
04-18-2001 Ram Falls near Nordegg, AB 1 AB CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
04-11-2001 Easton Glacier, South side of Mount Baker 1 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snomobiler caught, buried, and killed. Missing hiker recovered.
04-04-2001 South of Flathead Pass; Bridger Mtns. 1 MT USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
04-04-2001 Near Sheep Mountain, Northwest of West Yellowstone 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowbiler caught, buried, and killed
04-04-2001 Truman Gulch West side of Bridger Range 0 MT USA SKI 2 skiers caught, carried, partially buried. 1 injured.
04-03-2001 Tenmile Range (West side), CO 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
04-01-2001 Table Mountain southwest of Mt. Baker 0 WA USA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, completly buried, and rescued by own party
03-25-2001 Columbia Icefields 0 AB CANADA CLIMB 1 ice climber dies in fall after surviving an avalanche
03-24-2001 Seeley Canyon; Wasatch Plateau 0 UT USA SNOWMOBILE Snowmobiler survives hour long burial
03-22-2001 Big White Mountain, near Kelowna 0 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 5 snowboarders caught
03-22-2001 Renshaw mountain area near McBride 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
03-18-2001 Summit Lake, behind Courage Mountain 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, carried, 1 buried and killed.
03-18-2001 Farwell Mountain in Routt County 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed.
03-17-2001 Rogers Pass near the town of Golden 1 BC CANADA OTHER 4 skiers caught, one buried and killed
03-10-2001 Upper Chalk Creek, near Oakley 2 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 completely buried, and killed
03-05-2001 Prater Peak 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
03-05-2001 Crowsnest Pass, near Sparwood, BC 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, carried, and killed.
03-01-2001 The Hogsback, near Eaglecrest Ski area 0 AK USA SKI 1 skier caught and buried, minor injuries
02-27-2001 Red Rocks Slide Path, near The Canyons 1 UT USA SKI 4 skiers caught, 2 completely buried, 1 killed
02-25-2001 Ohio Pass, CO near Crested Butte 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, and killed
02-24-2001 Bugaboos Mountains, near Invermere 1 BC CANADA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 killed, 1 injured
02-24-2001 Absorka/Beartooth Range 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE Snomobiler Burial; Located by Transceiver
02-23-2001 Granite Canyon; Grand Teton National Park 1 WY USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed.
02-21-2001 Backcountry; Between Squaw and Alpine 2 CA USA SKI 2 skiers caught, buried, and killed
02-18-2001 Monsahee Mountains near Revelstoke 1 BC CANADA SKI 4 heli-skiers caught, 1 killed, 3 injured
02-17-2001 Mountains North of Cle Elum, WA 1 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
02-13-2001 Thunder Meadows, Near Fernie Alpine Resort 2 BC CANADA SKI 13 skiers caught, 2 injured, 2 killed
02-07-2001 Brandywine Falls area, near Whistler 0 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, back broken
02-06-2001 Rock Springs area, South of the Jackson 1 WY USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
02-04-2001 Hyalite Drainage in the Gallatin Mountains 0 MT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and buried in roadside terrain trap
02-03-2001 20 miles South of Eureka Lodge 2 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snomobilers caught and buried, 2 killed, 1 escaped.
01-30-2001 Alpental Ski Area 0 WA USA SKI One Professional Patroller caught, totally buried and rescued
01-29-2001 Twin Lakes, Chelan County 1 WA USA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers, 3 dogs caught, 1 person killed. 1 Dog killed.
01-27-2001 East of Mt. Shasta, Ash Creek Butte 0 CA USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued by own group.
01-17-2001 Northwest of Jackson 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught,buried and killed
01-06-2001 Torpy Mountain near McGregor 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
01-01-2001 Aaron's Last Run, Turnagain Pass 0 AK USA SKI 1 Skier caught, carried, and buried. Rescued alive by own group.
12-31-2000 Emigrant Peak in the Absaroka Range 2 MT USA HIKE 4 hikers caught, 1 injured ,2 killed
12-29-2000 South Diamond Peak at Cameron Pass 1 CO USA SNOWBOARD 1 backcountry snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
12-29-2000 Pine Pass area, about 200 km north of Prince George 2 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught buried and killed
12-29-2000 Upper Middle Piney Creek 0 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued by own group
12-26-2000 CLOSED AREA; Discovery Basin Ski Area 0 MT USA SKI 3 skiers caught, carried, and 2 injured.
12-26-2000 Daisy Pass; north of Cooke City 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and rescued by own group.
12-25-2000 Lionhead area near West Yellowstone 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and rescued
12-25-2000 South Badger Creek, Jedediah Smith Wilderness 1 WY USA SKI One skier caught, buried, and killed
12-19-2000 AREA NOT OPENED...Fernie Alpine Resort 0 BC CANADA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and located alive by an avalanche rescue dog
12-17-2000 Marias Pass near Kalispell 2 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers killed
12-16-2000 Flagstaff Mtn.,North of Alta 0 UT USA OTHER 2 sledders caught, one partially buried, one buried and saved
12-14-2000 Snowbasin 0 UT USA OTHER Plane crash in avalanche terrain, pilot killed in crash
12-14-2000 Willard Peak 1 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
12-10-2000 Teton Pass 1 WY USA SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried, and killed
12-09-2000 South of Cantwell, off Parks Hwy 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed.
12-01-2000 Glory Bowl 1 WY USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught buried and killed
11-27-2000 Sunlight Basin, near Cody 1 WY USA HIKE 1 hunter caught buried and killed
11-11-2000 Flat Top Mountain, North Gully, Chugach State Park 0 AK USA CLIMB 1 Climber critically injured and 1 dog slightly injured
11-04-2000 Red Mountain, near Red Mt. Pass 0 CO USA SKI Group of 3 caught, 2 partially buried, 1 fully buried
10-30-2000 Red Cone bowl near Mammoth Lakes 0 CA USA SKI 2 skiers caught and injured

1999-2000 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 22
Canada Fatalities: 10
Total Fatalities:  32
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
04-30-2000 Mt Baker 0 WA USA OTHER 1 hungry pooch
04-08-2000 Summit Lake, north of Paxson 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
04-08-2000 Snow Shoe Peak, near Talkeetna 1 AK USA SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed
03-31-2000 Copper Mountain, near Holden 0 WA USA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, one seriously injured
03-26-2000 Powder Mountain, near Whistler 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 2 snowboarders caught, 1 buried and killed
03-22-2000 Gildart Peak, Swan Range in NW Montana 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, not buried and killed
03-19-2000 Selkirk Mountains west of Bonners Ferry 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
03-19-2000 Wasp Creek near Pemberton 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 Heli-ski guide caught buried and killed
03-18-2000 Maroon Creek, near Aspen 2 CO USA SKI 3 Skiers caught, 2 buried, and killed
03-18-2000 Mt Albert on the Gaspe peninsula 1 QB CANADA SKI 1 skier caught buried and killed
03-16-2000 Frazier Lake 0 MT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and injured
03-13-2000 Mt.Vallieres-de-Saint-Real, on the Gasp Peninsula 1 QB CANADA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 minor inuries, 1 killed
03-05-2000 Mt. Cheam near Chiliwack 1 BC CANADA SKI 1 ski mountaineer caught by a cornice collapse
02-26-2000 Round Valley, near Bear Valley 0 CA USA SKI A couple of close calls
02-25-2000 Snowbasin 0 UT USA SKI 5 skiers caught, 2 fully buried, 3 partial, minor injuries
02-23-2000 Blair Mtn. NW of Glenwood Springs 0 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried. Revived by friends
02-23-2000 Mamquam River Valley 0 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried
02-20-2000 Mount Washington; Gulf of Slides Area 1 NH USA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
02-19-2000 St. Charles Canyon, near Bear Lake 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
02-19-2000 Wright Peak, in the Adirondack High Peaks 1 NY USA SKI 6 skiers caught, 5 injured, 1 buried and killed
02-14-2000 Château-Richer, 30 km east of Quebec City 1 QB CANADA HIKE 2 teens caught and buried, 1 killed, 1 critically injured
02-02-2000 Government Meadows 0 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, buried, very lucky
02-01-2000 Seward Highway, South of Anchorage 1 AK USA OTHER 3 bulldozer operators clearing road caught, 1 killed
01-30-2000 Diamond Peak, Lassen Volcanic NP 0 CA USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried 6 hours
01-28-2000 Smokey Mountains, near Sun Valley 0 ID USA SKI 1 skier caught, totally buried, recovered with beacon
01-26-2000 Cordova 1 AK USA OTHER 3 houses destroyed, 3 persons hit, 1 killed
01-25-2000 near Arapahoe Basin 1 CO USA SNOWBOARD Backcountry snowboarder caught buried and killed
01-25-2000 Hurricane Gulch, near Aspen 1 CO USA SKI 1 backcountry skier caught buried and killed
01-23-2000 Jones Pass, West of Empire 1 CO USA SNOWSHOE 3 snowshoers caught and buried,1 killed
01-22-2000 Clark Lake, near Lionhead Peak 0 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and severely injured
01-19-2000 Near Mt Baker 0 WA USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, long ride, severly injured
01-17-2000 Tent Ridge, near Canmore 1 AB CANADA SKI 1 skier caught buried and killed
01-16-2000 Near Crystal Mountain 0 WA USA SKI 1 skier caught, long ride, broken leg
01-16-2000 Crystal Mountain Ski Area 1 WA USA SKI 2 skiers in closed area, 1 caught buried and killed
01-11-2000 Square Top Mtn. Summit County, Utah 2 UT USA SKI 2 alpine lift skiers, out-of-bounds, caught, buried, and killed
12-26-1999 Hatcher Pass, in the Talkeetna Mountains,50 miles north of Anchorage 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
12-26-1999 Hospital Creek, near Golden 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
12-21-1999 Quandary Peak 1 CO USA SKI 1 Skier caught, partially buried, and killed.
12-18-1999 mountains west of Eldora, CO 1 CO USA HIKE Missing hiker suspected to be caught in avalanche.
12-17-1999 Cascade Waterall in Banff 1 AB CANADA CLIMB 5 climbers caught, 4 injured, 1 killed
12-14-1999 near Cameron Pass 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
12-07-1999 Rogers Pass 1 BC CANADA SKI 5 skiers caught, 4 injured, 1 dead
11-26-1999 Lone Mountain 1 MT USA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed

1998-99 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

USA Fatalities: 29
Canada Fatalities: 16
Total Fatalities:  48
DatePlaceFatalitiesStateCountryActivitySummary
05-14-1999 Blue Lake area near Sitka 1 AK USA OTHER 2 hikers caught, 1 killed
04-30-1999 University Range in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Ultima Thule Peak 1 AK USA OTHER 3 climbers caught, 1 buried, and killed
04-27-1999 Mount McGinnis, near Juneau 1 AK USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder, caught, buried, and killed
04-16-1999 Talkeetna Mountains near Cantwell 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 7 snowmobilers caught, 3 injured, 1 dead, 6 machines damaged
04-15-1999 Cordova 1 AK USA OTHER Construction worker caught, buried and killed
04-07-1999 Near Ophir in SW Colorado 1 CO USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
04-03-1999 Chugach Mtns.; South of Eureka, AK 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried, and killed.
04-02-1999 Wood Camp Hollow, Logan Canyon 0 UT USA SKI 1 skier caught
03-21-1999 Sping Canyon, near Coalville 0 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, leg broken
03-21-1999 Powerline Pass in Chugach State Park 0 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried
03-21-1999 TURNAGAIN PASS, Alaska 6 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 10 snowmobilers caught, 6 buried, and killed, 3 injured
03-15-1999 Rainbow Mountain, near Whistler 0 BC CANADA SKI 1 heli-ski guide caught, buried, and injured
03-12-1999 Alyeska Ski Resort 0 AK USA SKI 2 skiers caught and partially buried in large slide
03-06-1999 Arasta Creek, in the Gravelly Range 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried, blue, and very lucky
02-27-1999 Kokanee Provincial Park 0 BC CANADA SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, and injured
02-20-1999 Portneuf Range Caribou National Forest 0 ID USA SKI 1 skier caught and injured
02-14-1999 Near Mt. Baker 2 WA USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder dead; 1 skier caught,buried-still missing and presumed dead
02-10-1999 Hailey 0 ID USA OTHER Park damaged, deer herd killed
02-09-1999 Town of Hailey 0 ID USA OTHER 3 houses damaged by avalanche
02-06-1999 Lone Peak Area, Little Cottonwood Canyon 1 UT USA SNOWSHOE 1 snowshoer caught, buried, and killed
02-06-1999 Cumberland Pass; 25 miles East of Crested Butte 3 CO USA SKI 4 caught, 1 partly buried, 3 buried and killed. (2 skiers, 1 snowmobiler)
02-06-1999 Lake Mary area, near the Tahoe-Donner summit 1 CA USA OTHER 3 caught, 1 buried and killed
01-30-1999 Grand Mesa 1 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
01-29-1999 East side of Mount Nebo 1 UT USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
01-29-1999 Blue Mountains 1 OR USA SNOWBOARD 1 Snowboarder caught buried and killed
01-27-1999 Grouse Mountain, near Vancouver 1 BC CANADA OTHER 5 hikers caught, 4 injured, 1 missing and presumed dead
01-23-1999 MacAtee Basin, 10 miles S. of Big Sky 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE Snowmobiler Survives Avalanche in Southwest Montana
01-22-1999 Near the Aspen Highlands Ski Area 1 CO USA SKI 2 Out of bounds skiers, 1 caught buried and killed
01-19-1999 Casper Bowl, Jackson Hole 1 WY USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder swept over 300' cliff and killed
01-18-1999 Near Mt. Baker 1 WA USA SNOWBOARD Snowboarder caught, buried-still missing and presumed dead
01-14-1999 Near Lake Louise 1 AB CANADA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
01-07-1999 Terrace, British Columbia Jan 7, 1999 2 BC CANADA OTHER Two avalanche technicians, caught, buried, and killed
01-05-1999 Tri-County Peak, Park City 0 UT USA SKI 2 skiers caught and buried, 3 skiers fired and cited
01-04-1999 Togwotee Pass, WY > Dry Lake Creek Area 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler, caught, buried, and killed
01-02-1999 Southeast of Fairview, Utah 2 UT USA SNOWBOARD 2 snowboarders, caught and killed outside of Fairview, Utah
01-01-1999 Northern Quebec, Kangiqsualujjuaq village 9 QB CANADA OTHER School gymnasium with 500 people inside, 9 killed, 25 injured
01-01-1999 Beaverhead Mountains above Rock Island Lake 0 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, not buried, not injured. very lucky.
12-30-1998 Missoula Lake area, Bitterroot Mountains 1 MT US SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler/shoveler caught, buried, and killed
12-24-1998 Cypress Mountain 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
11-15-1998 Lima Peaks area south of Dillon 1 MT US OTHER 1 Hunter caught, buried and killed
11-14-1998 Yoho National Park 1 BC CANADA OTHER 6 hikers caught, some injured, 1 fatality
11-13-1998 Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park 1 BC CANADA SKI 6 caught in 2 seperate avalanches, 1 missing and presumed drowned
11-07-1998 Mt. Baldy, Little Cottonwood Canyon 1 UT US SNOWBOARD 5 Snowboarders caught, 1 killed, 1 seriously injured

1997-98 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

Total North American Avalanche Fatalities for the 1997-98 season: 46

* Indirectly related avalanche fatalities

Date Place Fatalities Details
11-June Mount Rainier, WA 1 12 climbers caught, 5 injured, 1 killed
31-May Mount Hood, OR 1 4 climbers caught, 3 injured, 1 killed
17-May Jasper, AB 1 1 snowboarder caught and buried and killed
26-April Denali NP, AK 1 1 snowmobiler caught and buried and killed
23-April Provo Canyon, UT   1 hiker caught twice, long rides, very lucky
22-April Teton NP, WY   1 snowboarder caught, injured, buried
20-April Watson Lake, Yukon 1 Teacher doing forest research caught and killed
20-April Thompson Pass, AK 1 2 Heli-skiers caught, 1 killed
19-April Berthoud Pass, CO 1 2 snowboarders injured, 1 died later from injuries
1-April St. Marys Glacier,CO 1 2 climbers caught, 1 buried and killed
29-March Silverton, CO   Cabin destroyed with man inside
26-March Scotch Bonnett Peak, MT   1 snowmobiler caught and buried
8-March Aspen, CO 1 1 out of bounds skier, caught, buried, and killed
7-March Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT   7 cars, and 1 bus caught, 6 people injured, 1 seriously
7-March High Eastern Artic, Canada 1 Unknown
1-March Berthoud Pass, CO 1 2 caught,1 backcountry skier, 1 snowboarder buried and killed
26-Feb Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT   2 cars, caught, 2 people injured
22-Feb Mormon Hills, ID 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
11-Feb Donner Pass, CA 1 1 snowboarder caught, buried and killed
1-Feb Barkerville, B.C. 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
31-Jan Grandview, AK   9 train coal cars caught, 3 coal cars derailed
29-Jan Big Moutain, MT   1 skier caught and buried
25-Jan Merritt, BC 1 1 skier caught, buried and killed
24-Jan Inspiration Pass, MT 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
21-Jan Lizard Head Pass, CO 1 1 snowboarder caught, buried and killed
19-Jan Cooke City, MT 3 3 snowmobilers caught, buried and killed
18-Jan Blewett Pass, WA 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
18-Jan Sage Peak, MT 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
18-Jan Spring Canyon, UT 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
17-Jan Pleasant Creek, UT 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
16-Jan Elk Meadows, UT   8 Boy Scouts caught, 4 fully buried, 4 partly buried
15-Jan Sun Valley, ID   1 skier caught and buried
12-Jan Solitude, UT   1 skier caught, buried and injured
11-Jan Encampment, WY 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
11-Jan Rock Creek, MT   1 snowmobiler caught, buried and very lucky
11-Jan Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT 4* 1 skier caught, buried and injured, killed during evacuation in helicopter crash along with 3 air crew members
10-Jan Norns Creek, BC 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
3-Jan Island Park, ID 1 1 snowmobiler presumed caught, buried and killed
3-Jan Mission Mountains, MT 1 1 snowshoer caught, buried and killed
3-Jan Shadow Lake, MT 1 3 or 4 snowmobilers caught, buried and 1 killed
3-Jan Island Park, ID 1 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
2-Jan Kokanee Glacier, BC 6 6 skiers caught, buried and killed
2-Jan New Denver, BC 2 2 skiers caught, buried and killed
2-Jan Elliot Lake, BC 1 4 snowmobilers caught, buried and 1 killed
30-Dec Guanella Pass, CO 1 1 snowshoer caught, buried and killed
29-Dec Thompson Pass, AK   2 skiers caught, 1 fully and 1 partly buried
21-Dec Hasler Flats, BC 1 3 snowmobilers caught, buried and 1 killed
29-Nov Canmore, Alberta 4 4 hikers caught, buried and killed
24-Nov Crow Pass, AK 1 1 hiker caught, buried and killed
22-Nov Tony Grove, UT   2 snowboarders caught, 1 fully and 1 partly buried
9-Nov Hatcher Pass, AK 1 2 snowboarders caught, 1 buried and killed

1996-97 US & CANADA, AVALANCHE FATALITIES & CLOSE CALLS

Total North American Avalanche Fatalities for the 1996-97 season: 35

Date Place Fatalities Details
9-July Mt Robson, BC 1 5 climbers caught, 1 buried and killed
5-July Gladstone Peak, CO 1 2 climbers caught, 1 injured, 1 partly buried and killed
11-April near Gakona Glacier , Alaska 1 1 snowmobiler buried killed
31-March near Atlin BC 2 3 heliskiers caught and buried 2 killed
30-March Lange Creek, near Golden, BC 1 1 snowmobiler buried killed
22-March Selkirk Moutains, BC 2 2 heliskiers buried and killed
11-March Castle Creek (Aspen), CO   1 snowboarder caught, buried and injured
9-March Millville Peak near Logan, UT   3 skiers caught, 1 buried and injured, 1 Dog killed
9-March Coquihalla Summit, BC 1 1 snowboarder buried and killed
8-March Sundance Mtn near Priest Lake, ID 1 1 snowmobiler buried killed
3-March Red Lodge Mountain, MT   1 out of bounds skier caught, injured, & buried
3-March Yellowstone NP, WY 2 2 skiers buried and killed
21-Feb Jackson, MT 1 1 snowmobiler killed
12-Feb Cypress Bowl, BC 1 1 snowboarder caught, survived slide, killed by fall
2-Feb Lange Creek, near Golden BC 1 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
1-Feb Black Butte, MT   1 snowmobiler buried
1-Feb West Mountain, near Casacade Idaho 1 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
25-Jan Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT   1 snowshoer caught, buried 6' deep for more than 1.5 hours, no injuries!
25-Jan Bridal Veil Falls, Provo Canyon, UT 1 1 ice climber killed, 1 injured
17-Jan Resurrection Pass, AK 1 1 hiker buried and killed
13-Jan Monashee Mtns., BC 2 3 heliskiers buried and injured, 2 killed
11-Jan Logan, UT 3 3 skiers buried and killed
11-Jan Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT   Numerous vehicles buried and smashed, some with occupants, several pedestrians buried. 4000 skiers spend the night.
11-Jan near Montpelier, ID 1 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
29-Dec St. Elmo, CO   2 snowshoers caught, 1 buried and injured
28-Dec Mt. Index, WA 3 3 Climbers buried and killed
27-Dec Jackson Hole, WY   1 car knocked off road, no injuries
26-Dec Flagstaff Peak, UT 1 ***Photos*** 1 snowboarder buried and killed
23-Dec Chair Peak, WA 2 2 Climbers buried and killed
17-Dec Spearhead Mtns, BC 3 3 heli-skiers buried and killed
12-Dec Yoho NP, Alberta 1 1 skier buried and killed
7-Dec Current Creek Peak, UT   1 snowmobiler buried, close call
7-Dec Bountiful Peak, UT 1 ***Photos*** 3 snowmobilers buried and 1 killed
6-Dec Providence Lake, UT   1 snowmobiler buried, close call
11-Nov Bridger Bowl, MT   1 skier caught, partially buried, and injured
9-Nov Berthoud Pass, CO   1 snowboarder buried and injured (broken leg)

Summary of Alaskan Avalanches for 1996-97 Courtesy of the Alaskan Mountain Safety Center 

 

1995-96 US AVALANCHE FATALITIES

Date Place Details
22-June Mount Hunter, AK 2 climbers caught and killed
12-June Mount St. Elias, AK 4 climbers caught and buried in their tent; 1 climber buried outside and killed
13-May Mount Hunter, AK 2 climbers caught and killed
27-Mar Maybird Gulch, UT 1 backcountry skier killed (slide for life)
24-Mar Mt. Washington, NH 2 backcountry skiers (or hikers)buried and killed
9-Mar W. Yellowstone, MT 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
4-Mar East Vail Chutes, CO 1 out-of-bounds skier buried & killed
25-Feb W. Yellowstone, MT 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
21-Feb Vail, CO 1 resident buried and killed (roof avalanche)
18-Feb Delta Range, AK 3 climbers buried and killed
11-Feb Mission Mtns., MT 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
10-Feb Sun Valley, ID 1 heli-ski guide buried and killed
10-Feb Salt Mtn Range, WY 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
4-Feb Arapaho Basin, CO 1 out-of-bounds snowboarder buried & killed
4-Feb Taos, NM 1 backcountry skier buried and killed
3-Feb Cottonwood Pass, CO 1 snowmobiler buried and killed
2-Feb Solitude, UT 1 ski patroller buried and killed
27-Jan Pyramid Pk, CO 1 climber buried and killed
23-Jan Aspen, CO 1 backcountry skier buried and killed
21-Jan Snowy Range, WY 1 backcountry skier buried and killed
14-Jan Jackson Hole, WY 1 heli-skier buried and killed
5-Jan Galena Pass, ID 2 snowboarders buried and killed
5-Jan Mt. Washington, NH 1 hiker buried and killed
31-Dec Vail Pass, CO 1 snowboarder buried and killed
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