2020-2021 SEASON

11 Colorado fatalities

Activity Caught Buried Killed
Skier † 10 9 8
Snowboarder † 3 2 1
Snowmobiler 3 1 1
Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 1 1 1
Other 0 0 0
Total 17 13 11
 † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
02/16
  • West of Ruby Mountain, southeast of Rand
  • 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed 2 1 1
    02/14
  • Pumphouse Lake, southwest of Rollins Pass
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, partially buried-critical, and killed 1 1 1
    02/14
  • Near Mount Trelease, north of Loveland Pass
  • 1 backcountry snowboarder caught, partially-buried critical, killed 1 1 1
    02/13
  • East Vail backcountry southeast of Vail
  • 1 snowboarder caught, fully buried and rescued by partner 1 1 0
    02/04
  • Marvin’s West, East Vail backcountry southeast of Vail
  • 2 sidecountry skiers caught, 1 buried and killed 2 1 1
    02/01
  • The Nose, Middle Fork Mineral Creek southeast of Ophir
  • 4 backcountry tourers caught, 1 partially buried-critical, 3 buried and killed 4 4 3
    12/26
  • First Creek, north of Berthoud Pass
  • 1 backcountry skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    12/20
  • Elliot's Ridge, south of Kremmling
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    12/19
  • North Face of Battleship, southeast of Ophir
  • 2 backcountry skiers caught, buried, and killed 2 2 2
    12/18
  • Near Ohio Pass, Anthracite Range
  • 1 backcountry skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    12/15
  • Snodgrass Mountain
  • 1 backcountry snowboarder caught and injured 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2019-2020 SEASON

    6 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 11 3 3
    Snowboarder † 5 1 0
    Snowmobiler 5 2 2
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 5 1 1
    Other 0 0 0
    Total 26 7 6
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 3 1 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    05/02
  • Horn Peak, Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • 1 climber caught, injured 1 0 0
    04/28
  • Mount Emmons, west of Crested Butte
  • 1 backcountry skier caught, killed 1 0 1
    04/17
  • Highlands Bowl, Highlands Peak
  • 1 backcountry skier caught, carried 1 0 0
    04/15
  • Point 12885 near Red Peak, west of Silverthorne
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught and carried, 1 killed 2 0 1
    04/07
  • Mountain Boy Gulch south of Independence Pass
  • 1 snowmobiler caught and injured 1 0 0
    03/31
  • Telescope Mountain, northeast of Rico
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught and injured 1 0 0
    03/25
  • West Portal, Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels
  • Roadway buried and infrastructure damaged 0 0 0
    03/24
  • Waterfall Canyon, south of Ophir
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, injured 1 0 0
    03/20
  • North of Yellow Mountain
  • 2 backcountry riders caught, partially buried, and injured 2 1 0
    02/15
  • South Fork of Dickson Creek, east of Red and White Mountain
  • 3 snowbike riders caught, 1 partially buried, 2 buried and killed 3 2 2
    02/11
  • Birdseye Gulch, southwest of Mosquito Pass
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    01/24
  • East face of Point 12118, Jones Pass
  • 1 backcountry skier, caught, carried, and seriously injured 1 0 0
    01/22
  • Above Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 1 backcountry skier caught, partially buried, and injured 1 0 0
    01/19
  • Above Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 1 climber caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0
    01/18
  • Uncompahgre Gorge, south of Ouray
  • 1 climber struck by falling ice, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    12/15
  • Mount Werner, between Chute 1 and 2
  • 3 inbounds riders caught, partially buried, 1 fully buried 3 1 0
    12/08
  • Diamond Peaks, west of Cameron Pass
  • 1 backcountry skier, caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    12/01
  • Big Chute, Anthracite Range
  • Solo backcountry tourer caught, partially buried, and self rescued 1 0 0
    11/30
  • Lower Putney Shoulder, east of Red Mountain Pass
  • 2 snowshoers caught, carried 2 0 0
    11/28
  • Northwest of Searle Pass
  • 1 backcountry tourer partially buried 1 1 0

     † Estimated

    2018-2019 SEASON

    8 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 23 10 7
    Snowboarder † 1 0 0
    Snowmobiler 3 2 0
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 11 3 1
    Other 8 1 0
    Total 46 16 8
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    03/23
  • Black Mountain, east of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
  • 4 backcountry tourers caught and carried, 5 injured 4 0 0
    03/12
  • County Road 30, southwest of Lake City
  • House hit by an avalanche with 3 residents inside 3 0 0
    03/09
  • Crested Butte South
  • 2 residents caught and buried, 1 killed 2 2 1
    03/08
  • Mount Crested Butte
  • 1 worker caught, buried 1 1 0
    03/07
  • Point 12118, east of Jones Pass
  • 1 mechanized guide caught, buried, and killed; 1 mechanized guide client caught 2 1 1
    03/07
  • Y Chute, Highway 91 near Copper Mountain
  • 3 vehicles caught and partially buried 5 1 0
    03/03
  • Base Camp above Matterhorn Nordic trailhead, northeast of Lizard Head Pass
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    02/19
  • Temptation avalanche path, Bear Creek, south of Telluride
  • 1 sidecountry rider caught, 1 backcountry skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    02/16
  • Pearl Pass Road, Brush Creek Drainage
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught, buried, and killed 2 2 2
    02/10
  • Straight Creek, north of Eisenhower Tunnel
  • 2 skiers caught 2 0 0
    01/21
  • Green Mountain, Express Creek
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    01/21
  • Battleship, southeast of Ophir Pass
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 fully buried 1 1 0
    01/17
  • Near Lost Lake, south of Cottonwood Pass
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, fully buried and rescued 1 1 0
    01/11
  • Near Lindley Hut, south of Ashcroft
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 partially buried-critical 2 1 0
    01/05
  • Upper Senator Beck Basin, northwest of Red Mountain Pass
  • 6 backcountry tourers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed 6 1 1
    01/03
  • Near Trico Peak, west of Red Mountain Pass
  • 3 snowshoers caught, 1 partially buried 3 0 0
    12/18
  • West Fork of Clear Creek, north of Jones Pass
  • 1 backcountry skier caught, partially buried, and injured 1 0 0
    12/16 †
  • Hermosa Peak on Barlow Creek side
  • 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 partially buried - critical 2 1 0
    12/14
  • Buckeye Peak
  • 2 backcountry tourers traveling uphill, caught, 1 partially buried. 0 0 0
    12/06
  • Irwin Snowcat Ski Operation
  • 3 skiers caught, 1 partially buried with minor injuries. 3 0 0
    11/25
  • Red Lady Bowl, Mt. Emmons
  • Avalanche triggered by skier from low on slope 0 0 0
    11/24
  • Richmond Ridge, McFarland's B Nose
  • 1 skier caught and fully buried, minor injury 1 1 0
    11/02
  • Above Northstar Neighborhood, Hoosier Pass
  • 1 skier caught and partially buried, uninjured 1 0 0
    10/15 †
  • South of South Arapaho Peak, Indian Peaks
  • One hiker caught, injured 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2017-2018 SEASON

    3 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 10 1 2
    Snowboarder † 3 1 0
    Snowmobiler 1 1 1
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 0 0 0
    Other 0 0 0
    Total 14 3 3
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    04/10
  • Northwest of Glacier Peak, Middle Fork Swan River
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    04/08
  • Maroon Bowl, west of Aspen Highlands
  • 2 sidecountry riders caught, 1 killed 2 0 1
    03/07
  • Mt Arkansas, Fremont Pass
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, partially buried, and injured 1 0 0
    02/20
  • "Chute 4" near Last Dollar Pass
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught, 1 buried, 1 partially buried and injured 2 1 0
    02/19 †
  • Schuykill Ridge
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 2 injured 2 0 0
    02/11
  • The Fingers, Berthoud Pass
  • 1 skier caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0
    02/08
  • Ptarmigan Hill, Vail Pass
  • 1 snowboarder caught and injured 1 0 0
    01/21
  • South of Red Mountain Pass, Sam's Trees
  • 2 backcountry skiers caught and partially buried, 1 killed 2 1 1
    01/14
  • William's Pass, Mt. Princeton Area
  • 1 skier caught and partially burried 1 0 0
    11/18
  • Greg Mace Peak, Castle Creek
  • 1 snowboarder caught and partially buried 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2016-2017 SEASON

    1 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 2 0 0
    Snowboarder † 0 0 0
    Snowmobiler 6 4 1
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 0 0 0
    Other 0 0 0
    Total 8 4 1
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    02/14
  • Near West Lost Lake, Flat Tops Wilderness area
  • 2 snow bike riders caught, 1 buried and killed 2 1 1
    02/03
  • Above Copper Creek, near Gothic
  • 1 skier caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0
    01/12
  • North Fork Fish Creek, Buffalo Mountain
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried and injured, non-critical 1 0 0
    12/12
  • Washington Gulch, north of Crested Butte
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, buried 1 1 0
    12/11
  • FSR 311, west of Rabbit Ears Peak
  • 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 fully buried 3 2 0

     † Estimated

    2015-2016 SEASON

    5 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 15 1 0
    Snowboarder † 1 0 1
    Snowmobiler 6 3 3
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 2 1 1
    Other 0 0 0
    Total 24 5 5
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    04/03
  • Grandfather Couloir, Bear Creek drainage
  • 2 sidecountry riders caught, 1 carried 2 0 0
    03/21 †
  • North Fork of the Snake, near Glacier Mountain
  • 1 Hybrid Rider, caught but not buried 1 0 0
    03/19
  • Bighorn Creek-Gore Range
  • 2 skiers caught and carried, not buried or injured. 2 0 0
    03/19
  • Shrine Ridge, near Vail Pass
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, not carried and no injuries 1 0 0
    02/13
  • Eagle avalanche path, north of Silverton
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught, highway buried 2 0 0
    02/05
  • Cottonwood Pass, west of Buena Vista
  • 1 snow bike rider, caught, partially buried-critical, and killed 1 1 1
    02/02
  • Lost Mine Creek, east of Wolf Creek Pass
  • 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 fully buried and killed 2 1 1
    01/25
  • Coon Hill, west of Eisenhower Tunnel
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried, and injured 1 0 0
    01/23
  • "Postage Stamp," Current Creek, Berthoud Pass
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, partially buried. 1 0 0
    01/22
  • North Fooses, Monarch Pass
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, fully buried 1 1 0
    01/22 †
  • Red Mountain, Clear Creek County
  • One snowboarder, caught and killed 0 0 1
    01/21
  • Ruby Peak, Ruby Range west of Crested Butte
  • 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 partially buried uninjured, 1 fully buried and killed 2 1 1
    01/16
  • Hagerman Pass
  • Two skiers caught and partially buried, one injured. 2 0 0
    01/16
  • St Marys Lake, Front Range
  • 1 climber caught, buried, killed. 1 1 1
    01/02
  • San Joaquin Couloir, Bear Creek near Telluride
  • 1 skier caught, not buried 1 0 0
    12/19
  • Number 4, Carter Gulch southwest of Breckenridge
  • One rider caught, partially buried, not injured. 1 0 0
    11/25
  • Ophir, Fatwa Couloir
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught, 1 partially burial non-critical 2 0 0
    11/21
  • Boreas Pass/Bald Mountain
  • 1 skier caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2014-2015 SEASON

    3 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 9 2 2
    Snowboarder † 1 0 0
    Snowmobiler 0 0 0
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 3 1 1
    Other 0 0 0
    Total 13 3 3
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    05/31
  • Buffalo Mountain, southern Gore Range
  • 1 snowboader caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0
    05/17
  • Pearl Couloir, Cathedral Peak
  • 2 skiers caught, carried, uninjured 2 0 0
    05/03
  • Thomas Lakes Bowl, Mt. Sopris
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught and partially buried 1 0 0
    03/17
  • Cooper Fork, northwest of Taylor Peak
  • 1 skier caught, deployed airbag and partially buried 1 0 0
    03/05
  • Pitkin Creek, Gore Range
  • 1 backcountry tourer caught, partially buried, and injured 1 0 0
    02/23
  • West side of Aspen Mountain - Peter Barker run/slide path
  • One skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    01/06
  • Kendall Mountain, Rabbit Ears/Arcade
  • One backcountry skier, caught, carried, partially buried, and killed 1 1 1
    01/01
  • McFarlane's Bowl - The Happy Face
  • 1 ski guide (snowcat) caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0
    12/31
  • Kelso Mountain
  • One climber, traveling on snowshoes, caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    12/18
  • Schuykill Ridge, Birthday Bowl. Near Crested Butte
  • 1 skier caught and injured 1 0 0
    11/03
  • Mt Owen, Ruby Range
  • 2 backcountry tourers caught, partially buried 2 0 0

     † Estimated

    2013-2014 SEASON

    8 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 12 6 4
    Snowboarder † 3 2 1
    Snowmobiler 3 2 2
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 2 0 0
    Other 7 1 1
    Total 27 11 8
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 1 1 1

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    03/16 †
  • Serpent Couloir, Yellow Mtn, Ophir
  • 1 skier caught, 1 injured 1 0 0
    03/05
  • Sharkstooth Peak, La Plata Mountains
  • 1 snowmobiler fully buried, missing and presumed dead 1 1 1
    03/04
  • Diablo Ridge, Pt. 12,505, approx. 1 mile W of Conejos Peak
  • 1 skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    02/15 †
  • Star Mountain, near Twin Lakes
  • 5 skiers caught, 3 injured, 2 killed 5 3 2
    02/10
  • Near Kebler Pass, west of Crested Butte
  • 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed 2 1 1
    02/10
  • North Fork Swan River, south of Keystone Ski Area
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed 2 1 1
    01/07
  • East Vail, backcountry southeast of Vail Ski Area
  • 4 riders caught, 1 injured, 1 killed 4 2 1
    01/02 †
  • Whale's Tail, Breckenridge Ski Area
  • 4 skiers caught and carried 6 0 0
    12/31
  • Parkview Mountain, west of Willow Creek Pass
  • One backcountry traveler buried and killed 1 1 1
    12/27
  • North side Loveland Pass
  • 1 sidecountry skier caught, partially buried-critical 1 1 0
    12/22
  • Abrahams-East Vail Chutes
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried, injured 1 0 0
    11/24
  • St Mary's Lake
  • 1 climber caught and carried while ascending 1 0 0
    11/21
  • Rocky Mountain National Park-Dragon's Tail Couloir
  • 1 climber caught (twice) 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2012-2013 SEASON

    11 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 24 9 4
    Snowboarder † 10 4 5
    Snowmobiler 0 0 0
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 4 0 1
    Other 5 0 1
    Total 43 13 11
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 16 1 1

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    04/20
  • Sheep Creek, north of Loveland Pass
  • 6 backcountry tourers caught, 1 partially buried, 5 buried and killed 6 5 5
    04/18
  • Ptarmigan Hill, near Vail Pass
  • 1 snowboarder caught and killed 2 0 1
    03/17
  • Ypsilon Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 2 climbers caught, 2 injured, 1 killed 2 0 1
    03/02
  • Nokhu Crags, Never Summer Mountains
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried-critical and injured, 1 buried and killed 2 2 1
    02/23 †
  • Butler Gulch
  • 2 backcountry riders caught 2 0 0
    02/16
  • Montezuma Bowl - Arapahoe Basin
  • 15 riders caught, 6 to 10 partially buried, 1 completely buried 15 1 0
    02/07
  • Berthoud Pass-Current Creek-Postage Stamp
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried 2 0 0
    02/03
  • Russell Peak, near Berthoud Pass
  • 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 fully buried 2 1 0
    02/02
  • Clothesline Path, Cement Creek, near Silverton
  • 3 skiers caught, 1 buried and killed, 1 partially buried, 1 injured 3 1 1
    02/02
  • Cement Creek, north of Gladstone
  • 2 skiers caught, 2 partially burried 2 0 0
    02/02
  • Cameron Pass/South Diamond Peak
  • Avalanche triggered - interaction unknown 0 0 0
    01/27
  • Kendall Mountain southeast of Silverton
  • 1 skier caught and buried/critical while ascending. 1 1 0
    01/13
  • Raspberry Creek, near Marble
  • 1 skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    12/30
  • Ships Prow Glades, Snowmass Ski Area
  • 1 ski patroller killed 1 0 1
    12/24 †
  • Buckeye Peak, southwest of Fremont Pass
  • 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 fully buried 2 1 0

     † Estimated

    2011-2012 SEASON

    7 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 14 8 5
    Snowboarder † 3 1 1
    Snowmobiler 1 1 0
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 2 1 1
    Other 0 0 0
    Total 20 11 7
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 4 2 2

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    04/28
  • South Lookout Peak, near Ophir Pass
  • 1 snowboarder caught, carried, and injured 1 0 0
    03/30
  • Ophir Pass, Paradise Basin
  • 1 skier caught, buried and killed. 1 1 1
    02/25
  • Big Horn Gulch, south of Red Mountain Pass
  • 2 skier caught, 1 partially buried-critical and 1 buried 2 2 0
    02/16
  • Gibbs Creek, near Wolf Creek Pass
  • 3 skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed 3 1 1
    02/13
  • Contention Fingers, Bear Creek, Telluride
  • 1 snowboarder caught, buried and killed 1 1 1
    02/13
  • Mushroom Bowl
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried critical, and injured 1 1 0
    01/25
  • Deer Creek Drainage above Montezuma
  • 1 snowboarder caught and carried. Not injured 1 0 0
    01/22
  • Prima Cornice, Vail
  • 3 skiers caught, 1 injured, and 1 partially buried-critical and killed. 3 1 1
    01/22
  • Trestle Trees, Winter Park
  • 1 inbounds skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    01/22
  • Diamond Peaks, Cameron Pass
  • 1 backcountry skier (and one dog) caught, partially buried 0 0 0
    01/22
  • Cameron Pass
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, buried 1 1 0
    01/21
  • Chedsey Creek, North Park
  • 2 people on foot caught, 1 partially buried, 1 fully buried and killed 2 1 1
    01/18
  • Burnt Mountain Near Snowmass Village
  • One skier caught, buried and killed. 1 1 1
    01/01
  • Second Creek headwall near Berthoud Pass
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried not critical, injured 1 0 0
    12/17
  • Battleship, south of Red Mountain Pass
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2010-2011 SEASON

    7 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 20 5 3
    Snowboarder † 10 3 2
    Snowmobiler 3 1 1
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 5 0 0
    Other 5 1 1
    Total 43 10 7
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 1 1 1

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    06/18
  • Iron Mountain, Cameron Pass
  • 1 skier caught and carried 1 0 0
    05/21
  • Torreys Peak
  • 1 snowboarder caught and killed 1 0 1
    05/12
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, near Embryo Lake
  • 1 snowshoer caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    04/27
  • Headwall, Snowmass (closed for season)
  • 1 skier caught, partly buried 1 0 0
    04/15
  • Red Mountain Pass Backcountry
  • 1 snowboarder caught, partly buried 1 0 0
    04/04
  • Highlands Ridge, Desolation Row, Aspen zone
  • 1 skier caught and killed 1 1 1
    04/02
  • Green Mountain, west side of Independence Pass
  • 1 skier caught, carried, and partially buried 1 0 0
    04/01
  • Devil's Tool, near Arapahoe Basin
  • 1 snowboarder and 1 skier caught, 1 (snowboarder) fully buried, 1 (ski) injured 2 1 0
    03/18
  • N. Ridge Peak 1
  • One snowboarder caught, escaped to grab a tree and watched the slide go by. 0 0 0
    03/08
  • Waterfall Canyon, Ophir Valley
  • 1 snowboarder caught, fully buried. 1 skier caught, partly buried. 2 1 0
    02/27
  • Gunbarrel Cutbank, Monarch Pass
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried-critical 1 1 0
    02/26
  • North Face San Bernardo Pk, Lizard Head Pass
  • 1 skier caught, carried 1 0 0
    02/22
  • East Snowmass Creek Valley, Sand's Chute
  • 1 Skier caught, fully buried, and killed 1 1 1
    02/20
  • Sand Peak-Flat Tops
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed 2 1 1
    02/19
  • Express Creek (west of Markley Hut)
  • 4 skiers caught on ascent, partially buried 4 0 0
    01/29
  • Uneva Peak, Vail Pass
  • 1 snowboarder caught, partially buried and injured 1 0 0
    01/26
  • Cement Fill
  • 1 rider caught, injured 1 0 0
    01/23
  • West Willow drainage, Snowmass sidecountry
  • Solo skier caught, fully buried, self rescued 1 1 0
    01/17
  • Officer's Gulch
  • 1 ice climber caught and carried. 1 0 0
    01/17
  • "High Trail Cliffs," northeast of Berthoud Pass
  • 1 snowboarder (and dog) caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    01/15
  • Above Cemetery avalanche path, Red Mountain Pass, North San Juans
  • 1 splitboarder caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    01/08
  • Maroon Bowl, Highlands Ridge
  • 1 skier caught and partially buried 1 0 0
    01/07
  • Mt. Yale
  • 1 skier caught and carried 1 0 0
    12/20
  • Marble Peak
  • Solo skier caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    12/12
  • Near Jones Pass, Front Range
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, partly buried. 1 0 0
    12/11
  • Peak 13,419 near Eureka, North San Juans
  • 3 climbers caught, 1 partially buried 3 0 0
    12/05
  • Dry Gulch-East of Eisenhower Tunnel
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried and killed 2 1 1
    12/02
  • Redwell Basin, Ruby Range
  • 1 skier caught, carried, injured 1 0 0
    11/22
  • Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area, Glory Hole Point
  • Ski patroller caught, buried and killed 1 1 1
    11/21 †
  • Grouse Cornice, Side Country Beaver Creek
  • 1 skier caught, partly buried--not critical 1 0 0
    11/20
  • Woods Creek, near Butler Gulch
  • 1 skier caught, partly buried 1 0 0
    11/16
  • Berthoud Pass, Nitro Chute
  • 1 snowboarded caught, carried, injured 1 0 0
    11/15 †
  • "Corkscrew" Peru Creek
  • 1 skier and 1 dog caught 1 0 0
    11/12
  • Midnight Ride, Independence Bowl, Keystone
  • 1 skier on ascent, caught and carried 1 0 0
    10/24
  • Mt. Baldy - North Bowl, Crested Butte
  • 1 snowboarder, on foot, caught and not buried 1 0 0

     † Estimated

    2009-2010 SEASON

    8 Colorado fatalities

    Activity Caught Buried Killed
    Skier † 16 7 3
    Snowboarder † 6 2 2
    Snowmobiler 1 1 1
    Snowshoer/Climber/Hiker 6 2 2
    Other 7 2 0
    Total 36 14 8
     † Inbounds skier/boarder 0 0 0

    Date Location Description Caught Buried Killed
    05/30
  • Hagerman Peak
  • Two climbers caught 2 0 0
    05/21
  • Dead Dog Couloir, Torreys Peak
  • 1 climber caught, caried over cliffs, injured 1 0 0
    05/16
  • Silver Creek Bowl, Mt. Yale, Sawatch Range
  • 1 skier caught, carried 1 0 0
    05/01
  • Tenmile Peak (Peak 2), Tenmile Range
  • 1 snowboarder caught, carried, and inured. 1 0 0
    04/24
  • Castle Peak, Elk Range
  • 1 skier caught, carried 0 0 0
    03/30 †
  • Near Baldy Peak, southeast of Ridgway
  • 1 ice climber, approaching on skis, caught, buried, killed 1 1 1
    03/23
  • Star Mountain (path 1 or A)
  • Skier triggered avalanche, no-one caught 0 0 0
    03/21
  • Peak 12,442 (Battleship Avalanche Path) NW of Silverton
  • 2 skiers caught and carried 2 0 0
    03/19
  • Southwest of Creede
  • 2 people caught, buried and killed in a roof avalanche 2 2 2
    03/14
  • Ruby Jewel Basin, State Forest State Park
  • 1 skier caught and buried 1 1 0
    03/12
  • Mt Antora
  • 1 snowmobiler, caught and killed 1 1 1
    03/10
  • Steep Gully #1, backcountry near Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
  • 1 snowboarder partially buried critical and killed 1 1 1
    03/10
  • Baldy Peak, East Snowmass Cr
  • 1 skier caught, partly buried--not critical 1 0 0
    03/07
  • Cliff Lake Overlook, Flattops-White River National Forest
  • 1 snowmobiler caught, not buried 0 0 0
    03/03
  • Floral Park, Berthoud Pass
  • 2 S&R caught, carried, partially buried 2 0 0
    03/02
  • Floral Park, Berthoud Pass
  • 1 snowboarder caught, partially buried and injured 1 0 0
    02/26
  • South of Arapaho Lakes, west of Rollinsville
  • 1 skier caught, fully buried 1 1 0
    02/26
  • Ophir Gulch, Aspen Mountain Side Country
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 fully buried and injured 2 1 0
    02/23
  • South of Aspen Mtn, West Side near Annies
  • 1 skier triggered, not caught. SAR mobilized 1 0 0
    02/23
  • Ashcroft- Near Lindley Hut
  • 1 skier caught, buried, and killed 1 1 1
    02/15
  • Above Forest Lakes, Moffat Tunnel
  • 2 skiers caught, not buried 0 0 0
    02/14
  • "No Brain" near MM 224, Loveland Pass
  • Snowboarder caught, partially buried on road 1 0 0
    02/14
  • Mt Yeckel, Near Margy's Hut above the town of Lenado
  • 4 skiers caught, 1 carried and not buried, 1 carried, injured but not buried 2 0 0
    02/14
  • "Zero" Creek, north of Berthoud Pass
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried-critical 1 1 0
    02/11
  • Near Ridgway Hut, Sneffels Range
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 fully buried, 1 killed 2 1 1
    01/25
  • Near Irwin Lodge, west of Crested Butte
  • Snowmobiler caught and partially buried in remotely triggered avalanche 1 0 0
    01/11
  • No Name Peak, Berthoud Pass
  • Cornice broke under person, caught, carried, not buried 1 0 0
    01/07
  • Mushroom Bowl, outside Vail Mountain ski area
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried critical, rescued by voice. 1 1 0
    01/06
  • Picayne Gulch
  • 1 skier caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    01/06 †
  • Battle Mountain - outside Vail Mountain ski area
  • 1 snowboader caught, partially buried critical and killed 1 1 1
    01/03
  • Four miles NE of Silverton
  • 1 snowboarder caught, partially buried 1 0 0
    12/27
  • Kebler, CO
  • 2 skiers caught, 1 partially buried, 1 buried 2 1 0

     † Estimated

    2008-09

    2007-08

    2006-07

    2005-06

    2004-05

    2003-04

    2002-03

    2001-02

    2000-01

    1999-00

    1998-99

    1997-98

    1996-97