Special thanks to CAIC, who help to collect accident reports and maintain the national database.
2007-2008     TOTAL FATALITIES: 52
Date Place Fatalities State Activity Summary
2008-02-19 Kootenay National Park, Chickadee Valley 1 AB SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 completely buried and killed
2008-01-07 Banff National Park 1 AB SKI 1 skier caught and killed
2007-11-12 Mt. Sparrowhawk in Kananaskis Country, Alberta 1 AB CLIMB 2 climbers caught and injured, 1 killed
2007-12-08 Tent Ridge near the Spray Lakes area 2 AB SKI 2 skiers caught, buried, and killed
2008-02-15 Seattle Creek near Turnigan Pass 2 AK OTHER 4 snowmobilers caught and buried. 2 rescued, 2 killed.
2008-04-07 ?Little Matterhorn? on the backside of Mount Odessey 1 AK OTHER 1 person caught, buried, and killed
2008-03-09 Mount Eyak 1 AK SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 buried and killed
2007-12-24 near 108 Mile House 2 BC SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught and killed by 2 successive avalanches
2008-01-06 Near Grand Fork 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught and killed
2008-01-06 Near Midway 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught and killed
2008-01-01 Permanently Closed Area, near West Bowl @ Whistler 1 BC SKI 1 skier & 1 snowboarder caught, 1 killed, 1 injured in Permanently Closed Area
2008-02-16 Keystone Mountain 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
2008-01-06 Big White Ski Resort 1 BC SKI 1 skier caught and killed
2008-02-02 KoKo Claims Trail, Tundra area 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2008-03-29 near Blue River, BC 1 BC SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2008-01-16 Canyon Creek 1 BC SKI 2 skiers caught and buried, one killed
2008-01-28 Tokopah Canyon in Sequoia National Park 1 CA HIKE 2 hikers caught and carried. 1 buried and killed
2008-01-25 backcountry Terrain, Mountain High Resort 3 CA SKI 3 skiers caught, buried, and killed in 3 seperate avalanches
2008-02-01 Little Box Canyon area north of Rifle 1 CO SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobile caught, buried, and killed.
2008-01-04 East Vail Backcountry 1 CO SNOWBOARD 1 Snowboarder caught and killed
2008-01-10 Little Bear Peak, Sangre de Cristo Mountains 1 CO CLIMB 2 climbers caught, 1 partly buried and seriously injured, 1 buried and killed
2007-12-02 Hot Dog Bowl, near Zimmerman Lake 1 CO SNOWBOARD 1 person caught, buried, rescued by companions, and dies from injuries.
2008-01-12 East Vail Chutes, near the King Tut and Old Mans Chutes 1 CO SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
2008-03-16 Sheep Mountain on the North Fork Clearwater River 1 ID SNOWMOBILE 4 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried, 1 killed
2008-02-08 Garden Valley 1 ID OTHER 77 yr. old man was killed in roof avalanche
2008-01-20 Beehive Basin 1 MT SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
2008-01-13 Fiberglass Hill north of Columbia Falls 2 MT SKI 3 people caught. 1 partially buried. 2 skiers buried, and killed
2008-01-03 warehouse roof in Fargo, ND 1 ND OTHER 1 roof shoveler, caught, buried, and killed
2008-01-18 Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine 1 NH CLIMB 1 Climber caught and killed
2008-03-21 near the town of Thetford Mines 1 QC OTHER 1 person caught, buried, and killed
2007-12-31 Co-op Creek 1 UT SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
2007-12-23 Red Pine Chute, Canyons Mountain Resort 1 UT SKI 4 involved; one skier caught, carried and killed; 2nd skier buried, rescued.
2007-12-25 Super Bowl area near Windy Ridge 1 UT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught and killed
2007-12-18 Mt Rainier National Park - Edith Creek Basin 1 WA SNOWSHOE 1 snowshoer caught, buried, and killed
2008-01-04 Above Mountain Loop Highway near Mount Pilchuck 1 WA HIKE 3 hikers caught, 2 partially buried, 1 completely buried and killed
2007-12-02 Near Source Lake, Snoqualmie Pass WA 2 WA HIKE 3 hikers caught, 2 completely buried, 1 mostly or completely buried, 2 killed
2007-12-02 Back country north of Crystal Mt Resort 3 WA SNOWBOARD 3 missing snowboarders presumed buried and killed
2008-01-01 Excelsior Pass area, north of Mount Baker 2 WA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobilers caught, 2 killed, and 1 injured
2008-01-02 Snowy Range, SE Wyoming 1 WY SNOWMOBILE 4 snowmobilers caught and buried, 1 killed
2008-01-12 near the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek 3 WY SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers buried and killed