Utah reports four avalanche fatalities near Millcreek Canyon

Four skiers were killed in an avalanche in the Wilson Glades between Millcreek Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, February 6. These four deaths bring the total number of avalanche fatalities in the United Sates since January 30 to 15 and to six fatalities in Utah this season.

Oregon Skier Dies in Avalanche in California’s Klamath National Forest

The Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center confirmed Thursday the death of a skier near Etna Summit, southwest of Etna, California, following a Wednesday avalanche. Mt. Shasta News has identified the victim as 35-year-old Brook Golling, of Ashland, Oregon.

Skier Dies in Thursday Avalanche in Popular East Vail Chutes, Avalanche Warning In Effect

Colorado’s Eagle County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Thursday the death of a skier in the East Vail Chutes, a popular backcountry area beyond the boundaries of Vail Ski Resort. Following an avalanche earlier this week that killed three skiers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, this marks the fourth fatality in the state in less than a week.

Experienced Skier Killed in Avalanche in New Hampshire’s Ammonoosuc Ravine

New Hampshire Fish and Game has confirmed the death of a skier in an avalanche in the Ammonoosuc Ravine of New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. Following a 24-hour search, which began Tuesday night, a multiagency rescue effort recovered the individual’s body on the west side of Mt. Washington, the range’s tallest summit.

Three Prominent Eagle County Community Members Identified in San Juan Avalanche

Late on Wednesday night, Colorado’s San Juan County Office of Emergency Management, in a multiagency search and rescue operation, recovered the bodies of three skiers who’d been missing since Monday’s February 1 avalanche near Ophir Pass. The skiers have been identified as prominent community members of Eagle County. In a joint statement from Eagle County and the Town of Eagle, the families of the deceased have confirmed their identities as Seth Bossung, Andy Jessen and Adam Palmer.

Three Eagle County, Colorado, Residents Confirmed Dead In San Juan Avalanche

Search and rescue officials have been working since Monday evening in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to find three skiers who went missing following an avalanche near Ophir Pass. According to the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management, the multiagency search has been ongoing since 5:20 p.m. on Monday and has experienced delays due to elevated avalanche hazard in the area.

Avalanche Fatality Reported Outside Boundaries of Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort

On Saturday, January 30, 57-year-old Kurt Damschroder of Park City, Utah, was caught and killed in an avalanche beyond Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort. This is Utah’s second avalanche fatality of the season, the first of which occurred on an adjacent ridge on January 8.

Utah Records its First Avalanche Death on Historically Fatal Slope

Utah recorded its first avalanche fatality of the 2020/21 season last week. On Friday, January 8, Kevin Jack Steuterman, 31-year-old snowboarder from Clinton, Utah, was caught, carried and buried in the Dutch Draw area just beyond the boundaries of Park City Mountain Resort.

Four fatalities recorded in single weekend, amid “especially dangerous” avalanche conditions

The U.S. recorded its first four avalanche fatalities of the 2020/21 season over the weekend, amid what the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is calling “especially dangerous” avalanche conditions. On Friday, a snowmobiler in Wyoming’s Sheep Pass area perished in a soft slab; also on Friday, a “legendary ski patroller” died west of Crested Butte, […]