Till Death Do Us Part: Hadley Hammer’s Journey of Love and Loss in the Mountains

It took 178 days for pro skier Hadley Hammer to fall madly in love with Austrian alpinist David Lama. It took one day to lose it all. The mountains brought them together, ripped them apart and carried her back from the gutter of grief.

Chugach avalanche kills Valdez, Alaska, heli-ski guide

Mike Hamilton, a guide with Valdez Heli-Ski Guides, died after being caught in an avalanche Monday and being swept down a steep face and over a cliff.

Skier Dies in Slide Near Colorado’s Buffalo Pass

Steamboat, Colorado, resident Andrew Hyde died after being caught in an avalanche in Routt County.

Avalanche kills solo snowboarder in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains

Devin Overton, a 29-year-old Colorado native, was killed Thursday in an avalanche in the San Juan Mountains. Guides from a heli-skiing operation found the solo snowboarder after flying near the debris pile.

Avalanche Kills Skier on West Slopes of Wyoming’s Teton Range

Wyoming reported its first skier avalanche fatality of the season Thursday when a man was caught, buried and killed on the western slope of the Teton Range. Authorities are withholding the name of the deceased until next of kin is notified.

Colorado skier dies in Front Range avalanche

In Colorado’s first avalanche fatality of the 2021/22 season, a man died in a slide around 2 p.m. Dec. 24 on the southeast end of South Diamond Peak near Cameron Pass in the Front Range. The victim has not been identified.

First U.S. avalanche fatality of the 2021/22 season reported at Crystal Mountain, Washington

The incident occurred in Silver Basin, a closed area of Crystal Mountain, Washington, that ski patrol had not mitigated for avalanche hazard. Six skiers from the same party were caught in the avalanche, and Robert “Bob” Weisel, 66, of Issaquah, Washington, did not survive. This is the U.S.’s first avalanche fatality of the 2021/22 season.

Renowned Snowboarder Luca Pandolfi Dies in Avalanche

Italian snowboarder Luca Pandolfi died in an avalanche on Wednesday, March 17. He was splitboarding in Italy’s Gran San Bernardo Valley, which is located in the Aosta Valley near the French boarder. Pandolfi is being celebrated and remembered as a freeride champion, guide and visionary splitboarder.

Forty-five-year-old Bozeman Resident Dies Following Beehive Basin Avalanche

Forty-five-year-old, Bozeman resident Craig Kitto died from injuries sustained in an avalanche on Sunday, February 14. Kitto was splitboarding in Beehive Basin near Big Sky, Montana, when he was caught, carried and partially buried in an avalanche.

Snowboarder found dead near Loveland Pass, Colorado

On Sunday, February 14, Colorado reported its eighth avalanche fatality of the season when a snowboarder was killed near Loveland Ski Area. The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 57-year-old David Heide of St. Mary’s, Colorado.