U.S. Avalanche Accidents Reports

CAIC

Special thanks to CAIC, who help to collect accident reports and maintain the national database.

2016-2017
TOTAL FATALITIES: 12

Date Place Fatalities State Activity Summary
2017-01-28 Near Cooper Landing, Kenai Peninsula 1 AK   1 snowmobiler buried and killed
2017-04-01 North Pole 1 AK   1 resident partially buried-critical, later died
2017-02-14 Near West Lost Lake, west of Toponas 1 CO   2 backcountry travelers caught, 1 killed
2017-02-09 McCoy Creek, Caribou Range east of Idaho Falls 1 ID   1 snowmobiler buried and killed
2016-12-11 Henderson Mountain, near Cooke City 1 MT   2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
2017-01-05 Stanton Mountain, north of West Glacier 1 MT   1 backcountry tourer caught, partially buried, and killed
2016-12-10 Mt. Rose Chutes - Closed Area 1 NV   1 inbounds rider caught, buried, and killed
2016-12-27 West of White Pass Ski Area 1 WA   1 sidecountry rider caught, killed
2017-01-04 Near Crystal Mountain, south of Greenwater 1 WA   1 backcountry tourer caught, partially buried, and killed
2017-03-04 Hawkins Mountain, north of Cle Elum 1 WA   2 snowmobilers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
2017-04-11 Red Mountain, north of Snoqualmie Pass 1 WA   1 backcountry tourer caught, killed.
2016-12-23 East of Grand Targee Resort 1 WY   1 sidecountry rider caught, buried and killed