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Current Totals:   Reports Posted This Season - 14 ;  Fatalities Posted This Season - 16 ;  Reports in Database: 1755

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We only list the most recently added avalanche incidents here on the front section page. They may not be chronological, they are generally added to the top whenever we create the report file. All other incidents since October 1998 can be located using the search page. (Somewhat) Regular updates by e-mail whenever incidents are added are also available.

Search All Incident Reports (Since Oct 1, 1998)                                    
View Report Advisory Fatalities Date State/Country Location Activity
REPORT: REPORT: FATALITIES: - 1 Mar 15 Alaska-US Haines Heli-skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Feb 15 Canada-BC Revelstoke Snowmobiling
REPORT:     Feb 14 Canada-BC Rogers Pass Highway
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Dec 20 Canada-BC Golden Area Skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Jan 18 Canada-BC Valemount Area Snowmobiling
REPORT: REPORT: FATALITIES: - 1 Jan 18 Washington-US Lewis Peak Climbing
REPORT: REPORT:   Jan 13 Utah-US Cache Valley Snowmobiling
REPORT: REPORT:   Jan 11 Idaho-US Bear Lake (ID/UT) Snowmobiling
REPORT: REPORT: FATALITIES: - 1 Dec 26 Wyoming-US Jackson Hole Skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Dec 31 Colorado-US Front Range Snowboarding
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Jan 07 Colorado-US Vail Skiing
REPORT: REPORT: FATALITIES: - 1 Jan 01 Montana-US Big Sky Snowmobiling
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Dec 26 Idaho-US Swan Valley (WY/ID) Snowmobiling
REPORT:     Dec 01 Switzerland Avoriaz Skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Nov 28 Norway Lavangen Working
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 7 Nov 23 Japan Toyama Prefecture Skiing
             
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 3 Apr 27 Japan Mt Shirouma Climbing
REPORT:     Apr 16 Norway Hemsedal Climbing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 4 Jan 19 Scotland Glencoe Climbing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Dec 19 Switzerland Valais Skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Feb 22 Canada-BC Revelstoke Skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Oct 23 Canada-BC Stewart Surveying
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 9 Jul 12 France Mt Blanc Climbing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 1 Mar 09 Georgia (2011) Mt Lomisi Skiing
REPORT: REPORT: FATALITIES: - 1 Mar 01 Wyoming-US Tetons Skiing
REPORT:   FATALITIES: - 11 Sep 23 Nepal Manaslu Climbing

Incident Reports Posted for 2013-2014: 14
Reported Fatalities for 2013-2014: 16

Incidents from seasons prior to October 1998:

     (Seasons run Oct 1 through Sept 30)

All incidents since October 1, 1998 can be found using the search form.

Other Avalanche Incidents and Related Pages

Grief and Loss Resources

After a close call, or one by a friend or family member, Critical Incident Stress may occur. Additional useful information is available from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Snow Avalanche Statistics

This section has graphs and links to graphs concerning avalanche accident statistics. These are old and go back to November 2002.


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