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Fatalities 2019/20

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 2019/20

Total Fatalities: 53

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
13died
Austria
2022-05-13
0died
Cyprus
2020-11-30
0died
Czechia
2021-02-18
0died
Finland
2022-03-01
12died
France
2022-11-08
0died
Germany
2022-05-05
1died
Iceland
2022-11-07
13died
Italy
2022-05-26
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
3died
Norway
2022-04-28
0died
Poland
2022-02-22
1died
Romania
2022-06-10
1died
Slovakia
2022-11-08
0died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
1died
Spain
2022-04-06
7died
Switzerland
2022-04-20
1died
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
Rettenbachferner
Austria 2019-11-09 12:06:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 2 3 Off-piste skiing
Gamskarspitze
Austria 2019-12-31 13:30:00
Persistent weak layer 1 4 Mountaineering/Climbing
Murkarspitze
Austria 2020-02-09 11:40:00
Persistent weak layer 1 8 Backcountry skiing
Fridtjofbreen
Norway 2020-02-20 12:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 2 7 Snowmobiling
Engelberg, Laub
Switzerland 2019-12-15 10:30:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Piz Nair
Switzerland 2019-12-26 11:00:00
Wind slab 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Lauchernalp, Stieltihorn
Switzerland 2019-12-28 11:20:00
New snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Rossbodenpass
Switzerland 2020-02-13 12:30:00
Wind slab 2 6 Backcountry skiing
Školský žlab, Chopok
Slovakia 2019-12-14 10:55:00
Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Aonach Mor nr Ben Nevis
United Kingdom 2020-02-28 15:00:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Cap de Vaquèira
Spain 2020-03-03 14:30:00
Wind slab New snow 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Punta Helbronner
Italy 2019-11-30 11:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 2 2 Off-piste skiing
Strahleggpass
Switzerland 2020-05-07 12:15:00
1 2 Backcountry skiing
Tofana di Rozes - rifugio Giussani
Italy 2020-05-09 09:30:00
Wet snow Wet snow 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Val Sesia - Passo della Civera
Italy 2019-12-15 10:02:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Alpe di Siusi - Hundskopf
Italy 2019-12-15 11:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 4 Other
punta Fontana fredda- Valtournanche- Cheneil
Italy 2019-12-15 09:22:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Solda-Schotnaufpiste
Italy 2019-12-24 10:24:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Senales
Italy 2019-12-28 10:27:00
Wind slab Wind slab 3 6 Off-piste skiing
dolomiti di brenta vedretta superiore-scivolo ovest (vallone Massari)
Italy 2019-12-29 11:29:00
Gliding snow Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Pizzo del Diavolo/Canalone della Malgina
Italy 2020-05-12 10:15:00
Wet snow New snow 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Mosgardshnjukar
Iceland 2020-01-29 12:45:00
Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Lammereis - Kleinglocknerkees
Austria 2020-03-08 11:30:00
Wind slab 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Hallstatt
Austria 2020-03-08 09:15:00
Wind slab 5 5 Other
Göller, Eisgrube
Austria 2020-03-07 12:00:00
Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Hoher Ifen, Ifenmulde, Kleinwalsertal
Austria 2019-12-15 11:30:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Mont Brûlé
Switzerland 2020-05-08 12:00:00
1
Gråfonnfjellet
Norway 2020-05-24 12:00:00
Wet snow Gliding snow 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Vars
France 2019-12-14 16:30:00
Wind slab New snow 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Revel.
France 2020-01-02 00:00:00
Wind slab 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Les Houches
France 2020-01-29 11:30:00
New snow Wind slab 1 6 Off-piste skiing
La toussuire
France 2020-01-30 16:00:00
Wind slab Wet snow 2 3 Off-piste skiing
Vallorcine
France 2020-03-01 12:00:00
Wind slab 1 3 Off-piste skiing
La Plagne
France 2020-03-06 12:30:00
Wet snow New snow 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Barèges
France 2020-03-15 13:00:00
Wet snow 2 7 Backcountry skiing
Valmeinier
France 2020-01-24 12:45:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 6 Backcountry skiing
Valle di Champorcher - sotto linea impianto Cimetta Rossa
Italy 2019-11-24 08:46:00
Wet snow Wet snow 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Șerbota
Romania 2020-03-06 13:00:00
New snow 1 11 Backcountry skiing
Lammereis - Kleinglocknerkees
Austria 2020-03-08 10:30:00
Wind slab 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Chamonix, couloir Gervasutti
France 2020-05-31 12:45:00
1 2 Backcountry skiing