U.S. Avalanche Accidents Reports

CAIC

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1999-2000
TOTAL FATALITIES: 32

Date Place Fatalities State Activity Summary
2000-01-17 Tent Ridge, near Canmore 1 AB SKI 1 skier caught buried and killed
1999-12-17 Cascade Waterall in Banff 1 AB CLIMB 5 climbers caught, 4 injured, 1 killed
2000-04-08 Summit Lake, north of Paxson 1 AK SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2000-04-08 Snow Shoe Peak, near Talkeetna 1 AK SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed
1999-12-26 Hatcher Pass, in the Talkeetna Mountains,50 miles north of Anchorage 1 AK SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2000-02-01 Seward Highway, South of Anchorage 1 AK OTHER 3 bulldozer operators clearing road caught, 1 killed
2000-01-26 Cordova 1 AK OTHER 3 houses destroyed, 3 persons hit, 1 killed
2000-02-23 Mamquam River Valley   BC SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried
2000-03-19 Wasp Creek near Pemberton 1 BC SKI 1 Heli-ski guide caught buried and killed
2000-03-26 Powder Mountain, near Whistler 1 BC SNOWBOARD 2 snowboarders caught, 1 buried and killed
1999-12-07 Rogers Pass 1 BC SKI 5 skiers caught, 4 injured, 1 dead
2000-03-05 Mt. Cheam near Chiliwack 1 BC SKI 1 ski mountaineer caught by a cornice collapse
1999-12-26 Hospital Creek, near Golden 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2000-02-26 Round Valley, near Bear Valley   CA SKI A couple of close calls
2000-01-30 Diamond Peak, Lassen Volcanic NP   CA SKI 1 skier caught, buried 6 hours
2000-03-18 Maroon Creek, near Aspen 2 CO SKI 3 Skiers caught, 2 buried, and killed
2000-01-25 Hurricane Gulch, near Aspen 1 CO SKI 1 backcountry skier caught buried and killed
2000-01-25 near Arapahoe Basin 1 CO SNOWBOARD Backcountry snowboarder caught buried and killed
2000-01-23 Jones Pass, West of Empire 1 CO SNOWSHOE 3 snowshoers caught and buried,1 killed
1999-12-21 Quandary Peak 1 CO SKI 1 Skier caught, partially buried, and killed.
1999-12-18 mountains west of Eldora, CO 1 CO HIKE Missing hiker suspected to be caught in avalanche.
1999-12-14 near Cameron Pass 1 CO SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
2000-02-23 Blair Mtn. NW of Glenwood Springs   CO SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried. Revived by friends
2000-02-19 St. Charles Canyon, near Bear Lake 1 ID SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
2000-01-22 Clark Lake, near Lionhead Peak   ID SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and severely injured
2000-03-19 Selkirk Mountains west of Bonners Ferry 1 ID SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
2000-01-28 Smokey Mountains, near Sun Valley   ID SKI 1 skier caught, totally buried, recovered with beacon
2000-03-22 Gildart Peak, Swan Range in NW Montana 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, not buried and killed
2000-03-16 Frazier Lake   MT SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and injured
1999-11-26 Lone Mountain 1 MT SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
2000-02-20 Mount Washington; Gulf of Slides Area 1 NH SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
2000-02-19 Wright Peak, in the Adirondack High Peaks 1 NY SKI 6 skiers caught, 5 injured, 1 buried and killed
2000-03-13 Mt.Vallieres-de-Saint-Real, on the Gasp Peninsula 1 QB SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 minor inuries, 1 killed
2000-03-18 Mt Albert on the Gaspe peninsula 1 QB SKI 1 skier caught buried and killed
2000-02-14 Ch?teau-Richer, 30 km east of Quebec City 1 QB HIKE 2 teens caught and buried, 1 killed, 1 critically injured
2000-02-25 Snowbasin   UT SKI 5 skiers caught, 2 fully buried, 3 partial, minor injuries
2000-01-11 Square Top Mtn. Summit County, Utah 2 UT SKI 2 alpine lift skiers, out-of-bounds, caught, buried, and killed
2000-01-16 Near Crystal Mountain   WA SKI 1 skier caught, long ride, broken leg
2000-01-16 Crystal Mountain Ski Area 1 WA SKI 2 skiers in closed area, 1 caught buried and killed
2000-02-02 Government Meadows   WA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, buried, very lucky
2000-03-31 Copper Mountain, near Holden   WA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, one seriously injured
2000-04-30 Mt Baker   WA OTHER 1 hungry pooch
2000-01-19 Near Mt Baker   WA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, long ride, severly injured