Global Avalanche Accidents – 2017-2018

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Every year avalanches claim the lives of skiers, snowboarders, hikers, snowshoers, workers, soldiers, ice climbers, civilians, and other mountain enthusiasts. It’s always tragic and our thoughts go out to anyone who has lost someone in an avalanche.

This page looks at global avalanche accidents during the current water year of 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Whether you work, live, or play in avalanche terrain, please stay safe out there.


Global Avalanche Fatalities By Country: 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

  • Afghanistan – 13
  • Austria – 1
  • France – 1
  • Germany – 1
  • Mongolia – 17
  • Switzerland – 1
  • USA – 2

Total Avalanche Fatalities: 36


Global Avalanche Fatalities By Month: 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

  • October – 19
  • November – 17

Global Avalanche Accidents Map: 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

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Global Avalanche Accidents Information: 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

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#DateCountryLocation# Of FatalitiesActivity
120171007USA - MontanaNorth Couloir, Imp Peak, Madison Range1Skiing/Snowboarding
220171022MongoliaMount Otgontenger, Khangai Mountains17Mountaineering
320171023FranceCol de Miage, Mont Blanc Massif1Mountaineering
420171114SwitzerlandLaub, Titlis, Engelberg1Skiing/Snowboarding
520171116AustriaKengel, Vergaldatal, Vorarlberg1Snow Removal
620171117AfghanistanBahadar Village, Chapa Dara, Kunar Province10Civilians
720171117AfghanistanAchin District, Nangahar Province3Civilians
820171119GermanyKehlstein, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria1Skiing/Snowboarding
920171122USA - AlaskaPresident's Ridge, Marmot Mountain, Hatcher Pass1Skiing/Snowboarding

The information on this page is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please confirm all information you find via other sources.

While we do our best to document avalanche accidents, it’s highly likely that this is an incomplete list. If there are any inaccuracies or any information is incorrect, please let us know and we will be happy to update it accordingly.