Stormy Weather

Blizzards and Avalanches

How many people die in the United States because of avalanches?

Deaths from avalanches are fairly uncommon, but they do occur, often as a result of carelessness or from not heeding posted signs. Below is a list of fatalities covering the last decade.

U.S. Avalanche Fatalities from 1998 to 2008

Season Deaths
1998–1999 29
1999–2000 22
2000–2001 33
2001–2002 35
2002–2003 30
2003–2004 23
2004–2005 28
2005–2006 24
2006–2007 20
2007–2008 36


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