These are most of the spring recreational avalanche accident reports in our database which occured in the US. You need to be a member to read the reports but where an advisory is archived it is publicly available.

These are listed by activity and occured between April 15 and September 30, the year varies. The list was cleaned up by removing a few types of incidents - ski area avalanches, industrial accidents, one roof avalanche, and maybe a few others.

The conditions and factors behind these differ significantly from winter incidents. We have a special course for spring climbing which is also relevant to spring ski touring and ski mountaineering. To learn more about these spring avalanches, and how to avoid them, you can take that course.

We also have a complete table for the northern hemisphere.

Total Number of Incidents:  56

Report Advisory Fatalities Date State/Country Location Activity
Incident Report  Archived Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 2 2001-04-28 Utah - US Salt Lake Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2001-05-28 Washington - US Mt Rainier Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 3 2002-06-13 Alaska - US Mt Foraker Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2003-04-24 Alaska - US Devils Thumb Climbing
REPORT:  Advisory: Number of Fatalities: - 0 2005-05-22 Oregon - US North Sister Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 2 2004-06-13 Washington - US Mt Rainier Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2000-05-27 Alaska-US Mount Foraker Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2000-05-25 Alaska-US Denali Park Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2007-05-16 Alaska-US Mt Barrille Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 1999-04-29 Alaska-US Wrangell/St Elias Climbing
REPORT:  BULLETIN Number of Fatalities: - 0 1999-04-17 New Hampshire-US Mt Washington Climbing
REPORT:  BULLETIN: Number of Fatalities: - 0 2008-05-17 Oregon-US Mt Hood Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2010-06-05 Washington-US Mt Rainier Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2010-05-29 Alaska-US Denali Ruth Gorge Climbing
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 2 2011-04-26 California-US Eastern Sierra Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2011-04-28 Alaska-US Ruth Gorge Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2011-05-22 Alaska-US Mt Francis Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2013-04-19 Alaska-US North of Nome Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2014-05-14 Washington-US Mt Shuksan Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 6 2014-05-28 Washington-US Mt Rainier Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2012-06-14 Alaska-US Denali Climbing
REPORT - Wash - 061198   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1998-06-11 Washington-US Mt Rainier Climbing
REPORT - Oregon - 053198   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1998-05-31 Oregon-US Mt Hood Climbing
REPORT - Oregon - 052398   Number of Fatalities: - 0 1998-05-23 Oregon-US Mt Hood Climbing
REPORT - Colorado - 07/05/97   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1997-07-05 Colorado-US San Juan Mountains Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 2 1996-05-14 Alaska-US Mt Hunter Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 1 1996-06-12 Alaska-US Mt St Elias Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 0 1996-06-22 Alaska-US Mt Hunter Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2002-04-22 Alaska - US Valdez Heli-Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2006-05-13 Colorado - US Georgetown Hiking
REPORT - Alaska - 051499   Number of Fatalities: - 0 1999-05-22 Washington-US Mt Baker Hiking
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1999-05-14 Alaska-US Sitka Hiking
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2011-04-18 Alaska-US Chugach Park Hiking
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 2 2011-04-16 Wyoming-US Teton Park Skiers
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2002-05-19 New Hampshire - US Tuckermans Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-04-29 Idaho - US Wallace Skiing
REPORT:  Avalanche Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-04-18 Washington - US Mt Baker Skiing
Incident Report  Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 0 2000-04-19 California-US Bridgeport Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 1999-05-05 Utah-US Alta Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 1999-04-27 Alaska-US Juneau Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2010-06-13 Montana-US Missoula Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2015-05-17 Wyoming-US Tetons Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2020-04-28 Colorado-US Crested Butte Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2020-04-15 Colorado-US Silverthorne Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2021-04-28 Alaska-US Sitka Area Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2014-05-03 Montana-US Anaconda Skiing
REPORT - Calif - 062798   Number of Fatalities: - 0 1998-06-27 California-US Tioga Pass Skiing
  Number of Fatalities: - 1 2004-04-25 Washington - US Mt Baker Snowboarding
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2005-05-18 Colorado - US Buffalo Mountain Snowboarding
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-07-02 Idaho - US White Cloud Mountains Snowboarding
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2011-05-21 Colorado-US Torreys Peak Snowboarding
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 5 2013-04-20 Colorado-US Loveland Pass Snowboarding
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-04-26 California - US Lake Tahoe Area Snowmobiling
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1999-04-16 Alaska-US Cantwell Snowmobiling
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2009-04-18 Alaska-US Valdez Snowmobiling
REPORT - Wyoming - 051798   Number of Fatalities: - 0 1998-05-17 Wyoming-US Snowy Range Snowmobiling
Total Fatalities: 62