U.S. Avalanche Accidents Reports

CAIC

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2012-2013
TOTAL FATALITIES: 24

Date Place Fatalities State Activity Summary
2013-04-20 Loveland Pass, Mt. Snikta, Sheep Creek 5 CO SNOWBOARD 6 backcountry riders caught and buried, 5 killed
2013-04-18 Vail Pass, Ptarmigan Hill, Avalanche Bowl 1 CO SNOWBOARD 1 backcountry (hybrid) snowboarder caught and killed
2013-04-13 Granite Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, Cascade Mountains 1 WA HIKE 3 hikers caught, 2 partly buried and injured, 1 buried and killed
2013-04-13 Red Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, Cascade Mountains 1 WA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers caught, 2 buried, and 1 killed
2013-04-11 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cardiff Fork 1 UT OTHER 1 avalanche forecaster caught, partly buried and killed
2013-03-17 Rocky Mountain National Park, Ypsilon Mtn, Fay Lakes 1 CO CLIMB 2 climbers caught, 1 killed & 1 injured
2013-03-03 Haines, Takhinsha Mountains, Kicking Horse River drainage 1 AK SKI 4 heliskiers caught, 2 seriously injured and 1 guide killed
2013-03-02 Jackson County, Cameron Pass, Nokhu Crags, Paradise Bowl 1 CO SNOWBOARD 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 seriously injured, 1 killed
2013-03-01 S end Manti Skyline just east of 12 Mile Canyon 1 UT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler, caught, buried and killed
2013-03-01 Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine, Pinnacle Gully 1 NH CLIMB 1 solo ice climber caught and killed
2013-03-01 Grand Teton National Park, Prospectors Mountain, Apocalypse Couloir 1 WY SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 partly buried and killed
2013-02-16 Arapahoe Basin   CO SKI 15 in-area riders caught, 6-10 partly buried, 1 buried, 0 killed
2013-02-02 Silverton, Gladstone, Cement Creek, Clothesline Path 1 CO SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, 2 partly buried and 1 injured, 1 buried and killed
2013-01-27 Grand Teton National Park, Survey Peak 1 WY SKI 1 backcountry skier caught and killed
2013-01-27 Jackson, Hoback Canyon, Cliff Creek, Clause Creek 1 WY SKI 1 backcountry skier caught and killed
2013-01-18 West Fork of Duchesne, western Uintas 2 UT SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers (on foot) caught, 2 buried and killed
2013-01-17 Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine, Central Gully   NH CLIMB 12 ice cimbers caught, 3 injured
2013-01-13 Marble, Raspberry Creek, West Elk Mountains 1 CO SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried and killed
2013-01-11 PRESTON, NORTHERN BEAR RANGE, ST CHAR   ID SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and injured
2013-01-11 PRESTON, NORTHERN BEAR RANGE, ST CHARLES CANYON   ID SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and injured
2012-12-30 Snowmass 1 CO OTHER 1 ski patroller caught and killed
2012-12-24 Donner Ski Ranch 1 CA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried and killed
2012-12-24 Alpine Meadows 1 CA OTHER 1 ski patroller caught, buried and killed