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Fatalities 2018/19

FATALITIES

Snow avalanches claim an average of 100 lives in Europe every year. The common goal of all European Avalanche Warning Services is to reduce the loss of lives and damages due to avalanches by providing the society with efficient and effective avalanche forecasting and warning services.

We start recording the number of fatalities on 1 October every year. The figures are based on reports received from EAWS members and their partners. Please let us know if there is any missing data and errors, by sending an e-mail to us.

Season 2018/19

Total Fatalities: 95

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
22died
Austria
2022-05-13
0died
Cyprus
2020-11-30
0died
Czechia
2021-02-18
0died
Finland
2022-03-01
13died
France
2022-11-08
3died
Germany
2022-05-05
0died
Iceland
2022-11-07
15died
Italy
2022-05-26
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
13died
Norway
2022-04-28
0died
Poland
2022-02-22
3died
Romania
2022-06-10
4died
Slovakia
2022-11-08
0died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
1died
Spain
2022-04-06
21died
Switzerland
2022-04-20
0died
United Kingdom
2020-05-29

Number of people killed in an avalanche

Location Country Date Avalanche Problem 1 Avalanche Problem 2 Dead Group Size Type
Zwölferkogel
Austria 2019-02-23 15:42:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Laserztörl
Austria 2019-01-19 14:50:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Steißbachtal - Grube
Austria 2019-01-09 16:39:00
New snow None 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Hohe Mut
Austria 2018-12-25 11:59:00
Persistent weak layer 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Hintertuxer Gletscher
Austria 2018-12-13 10:49:00
Wind slab 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Ochsenälpeleskopf
Germany 2019-02-23 14:50:00
Gliding snow 2 5 Backcountry skiing
Teisenberg
Germany 2019-01-05 12:30:00
New snow 1 6 Backcountry skiing

Switzerland 2019-07-01 00:00:00
2 Controlled

Switzerland 2019-07-01 00:00:00
19 Uncontrolled
Val d\\\'Aran
Spain 2019-01-26 00:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 Off-piste skiing

France 2019-07-01 00:00:00
13 Other

Slovakia 2019-07-01 00:00:00
4 Uncontrolled
Mallnitz - Krumpe Tal
Austria 2019-01-15 12:40:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Călimani Mt
Romania 2019-02-03 11:00:00
Wet snow 1 3 Snowmobiling
Bucegi Mt, Morarului Valley
Romania 2018-12-09 13:30:00
Wind slab 2 2
Blåbærfjellet
Norway 2019-01-02 15:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 4 4 Backcountry skiing
Signesdalsfjellet
Norway 2019-02-04 14:30:00
1 4 Snowmobiling
Brunstadhornet
Norway 2019-03-09 16:20:00
New snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Storfjellet
Norway 2019-03-10 11:50:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Dumålstinden
Norway 2019-03-26 12:04:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 2 2 Travelling on road
Reingjerdfjellet
Norway 2019-04-01 19:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 4 Snowmobiling
1237
Norway 2019-04-09 12:20:00
New snow Wet snow 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Kamkrona
Norway 2019-05-17 12:30:00
2 2 Backcountry skiing
Rax, Ottohaus, Törlweg
Austria 2019-03-23 13:00:00
Wet snow 1 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Allas
Austria 2019-02-03 17:30:00
Wind slab New snow 1 2 Other
Großer Schober
Austria 2019-01-27 12:00:00
Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Rüfikopf - Variante \"Wasserschloss\" Richtung Wöstertäli
Austria 2019-01-12 16:20:00
Wind slab Gliding snow 4 4 Off-piste skiing
Damüls - freier Schiraum westl. Hinterargenalpe
Austria 2019-01-06 15:45:00
Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Schoppernau: Diedamskopf - freier Schiraum
Austria 2019-01-06 15:49:00
New snow 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Lahngang, Abtenau
Austria 2019-01-05 00:00:00
Wind slab 2 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Stadelberg/Gschwendhütte/Steinparztal
Austria 2019-01-05 00:01:00
2 2
Oberlercherspitze
Austria 2019-05-07 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Colle Pillont
Italy 2018-12-08 09:34:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Monte Spico
Italy 2019-01-19 09:37:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 6 Backcountry skiing
Canale dello spagnolo
Italy 2019-02-03 09:43:00
Wind slab Wind slab 4 4 Backcountry skiing
Croda Rossa di Sesto
Italy 2019-02-03 09:46:00
New snow New snow 1 1 On skiruns
Punta Ollietta
Italy 2019-02-03 09:48:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Livigno
Italy 2019-02-03 09:49:00
New snow New snow 1 1 On skiruns
Monte Coglians
Italy 2019-02-05 09:51:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Alpi Cozie / Gruppo Queyron Albergian Sestriere / Monte Morefreddo / Loc. Bric del cucù
Italy 2019-02-05 09:52:00
New snow New snow 1 Backcountry skiing
Dolomiti / Gruppo del Puez
Italy 2019-01-19 09:56:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Pista Lazaum / Maso Corto
Italy 2019-03-16 10:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Prealpi vicentine / Massiccio del Pasubio / Monte del Pasubio
Italy 2019-04-21 10:02:00
New snow New snow 1 1 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Alpi retiche Meridionali / Gruppo Ortles Cevedale / Punta San Matteo
Italy 2019-06-15 10:04:00
Wet snow Wet snow 1 3 Mountaineering/Climbing
Schober Lahngang
Austria 2019-01-05 00:00:00
New snow 2 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing