These are most of the spring recreational avalanche accident reports in our database which occured anywhere in the northern hemisphere. 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. Anything from the southern hemisphere between these dates was removed since this date range is not spring there.

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 table of just US avalanche accidents in spring.

Total Number of Records Found:  161

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: - 1 2002-05-24 Nepal Kanchenjunga Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2002-04-27 Switzerland Valais Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 3 2002-06-13 Alaska - US Mt Foraker Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 5 2002-08-07 Tibet Shishapangma Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2003-04-24 Alaska - US Devils Thumb Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2003-07-08 Pakistan Gasherbrum-1 Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-07-25 Pakistan K2 Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-08-19 Pakistan Gasherbrum-1 Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2003-08-24 Uganda Ruenzori Mountains Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 9 2003-09-20 India Panchachuli Peak Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 2 2004-04-16 France Ecrins Range Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 2 2004-07-10 France Chamonix Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2004-09-21 France Chamonix Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2000-08-15 France Tour Ronde Peak Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2005-05-05 Nepal Mt Everest Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-05-18 Nepal Annapurna Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2000-07-31 Pakistan Gilgit Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-05-27 Pakistan Shah Burdan Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2005-07-09 Canada Mt Athabasca Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-07-26 France Mt Blanc Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-07-09 Switzerland Valais Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2005-07-06 Switzerland Valais Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2005-07-29 Canada Mt Robson Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2005-07-20 Russia Altai Mtns Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-05-31 Canada Mt Logan Climbing
REPORT:  Advisory: Number of Fatalities: - 0 2005-05-22 Oregon - US North Sister Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2005-09-23 India Sikkim Climbing
REPORT:  Avalanche Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-04-20 Canada Kootenay Park Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-05-01 Slovenia Mt Storzic Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2006-08-13 Pakistan K2 Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2006-08-19 France Mt Blanc Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-08-14 Russia Siberia Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-07-07 France Mt Blanc Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 2 2004-06-13 Washington - US Mt Rainier Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 5 2000-06-16 Venezuela Humboldt Peak 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
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2000-05-20 France Mont Maudit Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2007-04-26 Nepal Dhaulagiri Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2007-05-13 Nepal Dhaulagiri 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:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2007-06-17 France Mt Blanc Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2007-05-16 Nepal Everest Climbing
REPORT:  BULLETIN: Number of Fatalities: - 0 2008-05-17 Oregon-US Mt Hood Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 11 2008-08-01 Pakistan K2 Climbing
REPORT:  BULLETIN: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-04-18 Switzerland Valais Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 8 2008-08-24 France Mt Blanc Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2008-08-28 Canada Mt. Athabasca Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 3 2009-08-02 Peru Mt Tocllaraju Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2009-05-07 Nepal Mt Everest Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2009-06-24 France Mt Blanc 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:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2010-06-06 Switzerland Canton Bern 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: - 3 2013-04-27 Japan Mt Shirouma Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2013-04-16 Norway Hemsedal Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2017-04-22 Romania Retezat Mountains 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 - Canada - 062898   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1998-06-28 Canada-AB Jasper 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 - Nepal - 051698   Number of Fatalities: - 2 1998-05-16 Nepal Dhaulagiri I Climbing
REPORT - France - 091497   Number of Fatalities: - 4 1997-09-14 France Barre des Ecrins Climbing
REPORT - PAKISTAN - 08/20/97   Number of Fatalities: - 6 1997-08-20 Pakistan Karakorum Range Climbing
REPORT - SWITZERLAND - 08/19/97   Number of Fatalities: - 4 1997-08-19 Switzerland Matterhorn area Climbing
REPORT - CANADA - 07/09/97   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1997-07-09 Canada-BC Mt Robson Climbing
REPORT - Colorado - 07/05/97   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1997-07-05 Colorado-US San Juan Mountains Climbing
REPORT - INDIA - 06/03/97   Number of Fatalities: - 1 0000-06-03 India (NE) Changabang Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 2 1996-05-14 Alaska-US Mt Hunter Climbing
  Number of Fatalities: - 3 1996-05-17 Canada-BC Coast Range 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 2002-04-17 Scotland Cairngorms Climbing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 6 2007-07-12 Switzerland Lauterbrunnen/Bern Climbing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2002-04-22 Alaska - US Valdez Heli-Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-04-15 Switzerland Val de Bagnes Heli-Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 3 2006-05-01 Japan Mt Harinokidake Hiking
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2006-05-13 Colorado - US Georgetown Hiking
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2000-04-21 Canada Field 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: - 2 2008-06-04 France Pyrenees Hiking
REPORT:  BULLETIN: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-05-02 Switzerland Appenzell Innerrhoden Hiking
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2011-04-18 Alaska-US Chugach Park Hiking
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2002-05-05 Canada Labrador Other
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2006-04-28 Austria Saltzburg Other
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2000-06-18 Japan Mount Asakusa Rescue
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 2 2011-04-16 Wyoming-US Teton Park Skiers
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 4 2002-04-20 France Mt Blanc Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2002-04-26 Austria Tyrol Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2002-04-21 Switzerland Berne Canton Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2002-04-28 Switzerland Valais Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2002-05-19 New Hampshire - US Tuckermans Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-04-19 Switzerland Zinal Skiing
  Number of Fatalities: - 1 2004-04-19 Italy Mt Blanc Skiing
REPORT:  Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 2 2005-04-21 Switzerland Valais Skiing
REPORT:  Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-04-22 Switzerland Valais Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 0 2005-06-05 France Mt Blanc Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-04-23 France Mt Blanc 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
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-07-12 Argentina Patagonia Skiing
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2000-04-20 France Pyrenees Skiing
Incident Report  Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 0 2000-04-19 California-US Bridgeport Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2007-04-18 Japan Northern Alps Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2007-04-29 France Mt Blanc Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 1999-05-06 France Monetier-Les-Bains 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 2008-04-21 Norway Uloeya Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-04-19 France Boréon Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-04-15 France Larch Skiing
REPORT:  BULLETIN: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-04-16 Switzerland Graubünden Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 5 2008-04-30 Italy Gran Paradiso Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-05-06 Italy Aosta Region Skiing
REPORT:  BULLETIN: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-05-10 Austria Tirol Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-05-31 France Chamonix Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-06-22 France Pyrenees Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-08-17 Australia Kosciuszko NP Skiing
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2009-04-16 Canada-QC Gaspésie Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2009-04-27 France Haute Route Skiing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2010-06-13 Montana-US Missoula Skiing
REPORT:  REPORT: Number of Fatalities: - 1 2010-04-18 Switzerland Canton Valais 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
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2002-04-28 Switzerland Graub?nden Snowboarding
  Number of Fatalities: - 1 2004-04-25 Washington - US Mt Baker Snowboarding
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 2 2005-04-21 France Val d'Isere Snowboarding
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-04-17 France Pyrenees 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:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2006-04-21 Canada Bella Coola Snowboarding
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1999-05-02 France Chamonix 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
REPORT - Canada - 051798   Number of Fatalities: - 1 1998-05-17 Canada-AB Jasper Snowboarding
Incident Report  Archived Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 1 2001-04-18 Canada Cranbrook, BC Snowmobiling
Incident Report  Archived Bulletin Number of Fatalities: - 1 2001-04-19 Canada Nordegg, AB Snowmobiling
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-04-18 Canada Crowsnest Pass Snowmobiling
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-04-26 California - US Lake Tahoe Area Snowmobiling
Incident Report   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2003-05-26 Canada Kaslo 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
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2005-05-20 France Oisans Snowshoeing
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 1 2008-06-03 India Gomukh Trekking
REPORT:   Number of Fatalities: - 7 2008-06-24 India Chamoli District Trekking
Total Fatalities: 263