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Fatalities 2020/21

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 2020/21

Total Fatalities: 129

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
14died
Austria
2022-05-13
0died
Cyprus
2020-11-30
2died
Czechia
2021-02-18
0died
Finland
2022-03-01
40died
France
2022-11-08
0died
Germany
2022-05-05
0died
Iceland
2022-11-07
25died
Italy
2022-05-26
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
9died
Norway
2022-04-28
0died
Poland
2022-02-22
0died
Romania
2022-06-10
2died
Slovakia
2022-11-08
3died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
2died
Spain
2022-04-06
32died
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
Großvenediger
Austria 2020-10-10 00:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Titlis
Switzerland 2020-12-07 10:15:00
1
Crans Montana
Switzerland 2020-12-08 12:00:00
1
Saas Fee
Switzerland 2020-12-10 13:00:00
1
Bedretto
Switzerland 2020-12-13 12:00:00
1
Eggenmanndli
Switzerland 2020-12-17 12:50:00
1
Stuben-Albonagrat \\
Austria 2020-12-14 14:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Tromsdalstinden
Norway 2020-12-06 13:51:00
Wind slab 1 1 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Maso corto/Val Senales
Italy 2021-01-03 12:30:00
Wind slab New snow 2 2 Off-piste skiing
Chasseral, La Corne
Switzerland 2020-12-31 12:00:00
1
Les Louerettes
Switzerland 2020-12-29 12:00:00
1
Val Travenanzes gruppo tofane
Italy 2021-01-09 12:30:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Costa del Palio
Italy 2021-01-13 10:25:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Torrione Roma
Italy 2021-01-14 15:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Devero-Valle Antigorio
Italy 2021-01-16 15:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 2 2 Off-piste skiing
Emmetten
Switzerland 2021-01-15 12:20:00
1
Klosters-Serneus
Switzerland 2021-01-16 15:00:00
1
Engelberg
Switzerland 2021-01-16 10:45:00
1
Morschach
Switzerland 2021-01-16 09:55:00
1
Veytaux
Switzerland 2021-01-17 15:45:00
1
Gstaad
Switzerland 2021-01-17 15:00:00
1
Val de Bagnes
Switzerland 2021-01-18 10:20:00
1
Nendaz
Switzerland 2021-01-18 12:30:00
1
Sandkogel
Austria 2021-01-15 13:40:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
San Isidro
Spain 2021-01-01 00:00:00
2 3 Travelling on road
Jeseníky, Velký Kotel
Czechia 2021-01-15 12:50:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
malga boschetto - Val Camonica- Mortirolo
Italy 2021-01-24 15:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 5 Snowmobiling
Wanglspitze
Austria 2021-01-20 11:52:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Le Monêtier les bains
France 2020-12-22 12:15:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 5 Backcountry skiing
St Bon Tarentaise
France 2021-01-13 15:44:00
1 1 Backcountry skiing
Tignes
France 2021-01-16 14:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Stosswihr
France 2021-01-17 13:16:00
1 2 Backcountry skiing
Saint Christophe en Oisans
France 2021-01-17 14:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Farges
France 2021-01-20 15:45:00
1 2 Backcountry skiing
Saint-Christophe-sur-Guiers
France 2021-01-20 12:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Jarsy
France 2021-01-21 12:00:00
1 1 Backcountry skiing
Aillons-le-Vieux
France 2021-01-29 15:30:00
New snow Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Bourg-Saint-Maurice
France 2021-01-29 20:02:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
La Grave
France 2021-01-24 14:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Le Freney-d\'Oisans
France 2021-01-26 14:00:00
Wind slab New snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Aussois
France 2021-01-26 17:00:00
Wind slab Wet snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Grust
France 2021-01-26 13:15:00
Wind slab Wet snow 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Vallone Sautron/ Acceglio (CN)
Italy 2021-01-30 13:15:00
New snow Wind slab 1 10 Off-piste skiing
Passo della Gardetta Acceglio (CN)
Italy 2021-01-31 14:05:00
New snow Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Le Monêtier les bains
France 2021-01-31 13:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Juifenalm
Austria 2021-01-30 00:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Widdersbergsattel
Austria 2021-01-30 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Neunerkogel
Austria 2021-01-30 12:50:00
Persistent weak layer 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Arbeserkogel
Austria 2021-02-01 10:06:00
Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Chateauroux les Alpes
France 2021-02-05 13:30:00
1
Mitterkoegerl / Teufenbachtal
Austria 2021-01-30 12:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Cima del Bosco
Italy 2021-02-08 13:00:00
New snow Wind slab 2 2 Backcountry skiing
M. Giovo
Italy 2021-02-13 13:20:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Sella Nevea
Italy 2021-02-13 14:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
barmerousse, 74190 Passy
France 2021-02-13 12:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 Backcountry skiing
Skittentinden
Norway 2021-01-16 19:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Vassfjellet
Norway 2021-01-23 15:00:00
1 1 On skiruns
Bjørnlitinden
Norway 2021-01-23 12:00:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Borgdalen, Jan Mayen
Norway 2021-01-30 13:50:00
2 3 Backcountry skiing
Kondratova kopa
Slovakia 2021-02-13 12:30:00
Wind slab 2 3 Backcountry skiing
Lavaldens (38350)
France 2021-02-13 12:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Krkonoše, Obří důl, Úpička
Czechia 2021-02-15 12:30:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Valle Majelama
Italy 2021-01-24 13:24:00
Wet snow Wet snow 4 4 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Les 2 Alpes - col des Gourses
France 2021-02-21 14:30:00
Wind slab 1 1
M. Fregasoga
Italy 2021-02-22 12:30:00
Wet snow Wet snow 1 3
Warscheneck
Austria 2021-02-20 12:15:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 2
Nendaz
Switzerland 2021-01-23 12:00:00
1
La Fouly VS
Switzerland 2021-01-31 12:00:00
1
Celerina
Switzerland 2021-02-04 12:00:00
1
Safiental
Switzerland 2021-02-11 17:20:00
1
Kistrand rv80
Norway 2021-02-25 09:20:00
Wet snow Persistent weak layer 1 1 Travelling on road
Aime-La-Plagne (73 210)
France 2021-03-19 10:30:00
Persistent weak layer New snow 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Passo della Manina
Italy 2021-03-22 14:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Bozel - Dou de Moûtiers
France 2021-03-24 15:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Pontresina
Switzerland 2021-02-17 12:00:00
1
Davos
Switzerland 2021-03-17 12:00:00
1
Hérémence
Switzerland 2021-03-20 12:00:00
1
Ayent
Switzerland 2021-03-21 12:00:00
1
Mont-Noble
Switzerland 2021-03-21 12:00:00
1
Anniviers
Switzerland 2021-03-23 12:00:00
1
Andermatt
Switzerland 2021-03-23 12:00:00
2
Jof Fuart
Italy 2021-04-16 11:30:00
Wind slab Wind slab 2 3 Off-piste skiing
Val d\'Isère
France 2021-04-20 10:30:00
None 1 Backcountry skiing
La Grande Ruine
France 2021-05-03 10:30:00
Wind slab New snow 3 3 Mountaineering/Climbing
Ailefroide Occidentale - glacier Long
France 2021-05-03 11:30:00
Wind slab New snow 2 4 Mountaineering/Climbing
Villaroger (73640)
France 2021-05-08 14:00:00
Wet snow New snow 3 3 Backcountry skiing
Valloire (73450)
France 2021-05-08 11:00:00
Wind slab Wet snow 4 5 Backcountry skiing
Sofiatinden
Norway 2021-05-01 13:25:00
Wind slab 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Gran Zebrù
Italy 2021-05-19 12:30:00
Wind slab Wind slab 2 4 Off-piste skiing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
France 2021-05-19 10:30:00
New snow Wind slab 1 Backcountry skiing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
France 2021-05-19 12:45:00
New snow Wind slab 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
France 2021-05-20 12:00:00
New snow Wind slab 2 Backcountry skiing
Brennerspitze
Austria 2021-03-28 13:57:00
Persistent weak layer 1 5 Backcountry skiing
Großer Zunig
Austria 2021-04-17 13:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Col Collon
Italy 2021-05-30 13:15:00
1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Tödi
Switzerland 2021-05-14 12:00:00
2
pointe de Gargan
France 2021-06-03 13:00:00
Wet snow 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Storžič
Slovenia 2021-02-13 10:30:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 2 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Storžič
Slovenia 2021-02-13 13:20:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Vrenelisgärtli
Switzerland 2020-11-18 12:00:00
1
Lac de Mauvoisin
Switzerland 2021-06-13 11:13:00
1
Rothorn
Switzerland 2021-03-13 12:00:00
1