U.S. Avalanche Accidents Reports

CAIC

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2005-2006
TOTAL FATALITIES: 32

Date Place Fatalities State Country Activity Summary
2006-04-29 Backcountyr near Lookout Pass 1 ID USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
2006-04-21 Nordschaw drainage of the Talchako River 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
2006-04-20 Mount Deltaform, Kootenay National Park 1 BC CANADA CLIMB 2 climbers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed
2006-04-18 Mount Herman, west of Mt. Baker Ski Area 1 WA USA SKI 1 skier caught, carried, and killed
2006-04-08 Patriot Bowl-west of Trinity Mtn. Lookout 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2006-04-06 Ltttle Cottonwood Canyon   UT USA OTHER Vehicle with 9 people onboard swept off road
2006-04-03 Pioneer Ridge, an out-of-bounds area near Brighton Ski Resort 1 UT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
2006-04-02 Mountians outside of Spencer 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, one killed
2006-03-19 Tiffany Mountain near Conconully 1 WA USA SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 totally buried and killed, 1 partially buried
2006-03-11 Ogden Mtn., Taylor Canyon 1 UT USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and presumed dead. Remains missing.
2006-03-05 Fairy Creek; 5 km north of Fernie, BC 1 BC CANADA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2006-03-03 McBride Mountain area, Selkirk Mountains 2 BC CANADA SKI 3 caught and buried, 1 injured, 2 killed
2006-03-01 mountains near Antelope Creek 1 ID USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2006-02-28 Marmot Mountain, Hatcher Pass Area 1 AK USA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught and buried. Still missing and presumed dead.
2006-02-14 Rainy Pass; Dalzell Creek, in the Alaska Range 1 AK USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed.
2006-02-12 The Fist in the Kananaskis recreation area 1 AB CANADA SKI 2 caught and carried. 1 killed
2006-02-08 FLATTOP MTN, CHUGACH STATE PARK, CHUGACH MTNS 1 AK USA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers caught & carried. 1 buried and killed
2006-02-01 Blacksmith Creek drainage,Twin Lakes area; Sawtooth Range 1 CA USA SKI 3 people caught, 2 carried, 1 partially buried, 1 killed
2006-01-14 base of Mount Baldy, 1.5km from Island Lake Lodge 1 BC CANADA OTHER 1 person caught, buried, and killed from a natural avalanche
2006-01-14 Red Meadow Lake west of Polebridge 2 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught and buried by a Natural avalanche. 1 rescued, 2 killed.
2006-01-08 Avalanche Closed Area; Kicking Horse Mtn Resort 1 BC CANADA SNOWBOARD 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed in a closed area
2006-01-06 MILLER MOUNTAIN-SHEEP CREEK 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 partially buried, 1 buried and killed
2006-01-05 south end of Mt. Abundance 1 MT USA SNOWMOBILE 5 snowmobilers triggered slide, 2 snowmobilers caught and buried, 1 killed
2006-01-05 Coal Creek, West side of Teton Pass 1 WY USA SKI 2 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed
2006-01-03 Raggedtop Mountain 1 AK USA SKI 1 skier caught, buried, and killed
2006-01-01 Trap Peak 2 CO USA SNOWMOBILE 7 snowmobilers caught, 5 partly buried, 2 buried and killed
2005-12-31 Mt. Timpanogos area, near Hidden Lakes 1 UT USA SNOWSHOE 2 snowshoers caught, one buried and killed
2005-12-27 Togwotee Pass/Squaw Basin area 1 WY USA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
2005-12-22 Kelso Mountain 1 CO USA HIKE 2 hikers caught, 1 partly buried, 1 buried and killed
2005-11-06 Berthoud Pass 1 CO USA SNOWBOARD 1 backcountry snowboarder and dog, caught, buried and killed
2005-11-05 Table Mountain near Mt Baker   WA USA SNOWBOARD 1 Snowboarder caught and totally buried. Found with beacon