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Fatalities 2021/22

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 2021/22

Total Fatalities: 70

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
18died
Austria
2022-05-13
0died
Cyprus
2020-11-30
0died
Czechia
2021-02-18
0died
Finland
2022-03-01
9died
France
2022-11-08
4died
Germany
2022-05-05
1died
Iceland
2022-11-07
8died
Italy
2022-05-26
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
5died
Norway
2022-04-28
2died
Poland
2022-02-22
2died
Romania
2022-06-10
5died
Slovakia
2022-11-08
0died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
2died
Spain
2022-04-06
14died
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
Val d\'Ayas, Gran Sommettaz
Italy 2021-11-29 12:05:00
1 Off-piste skiing
Roques Blanques-Pic de la Dona
Spain 2021-11-28 00:00:00
Wind slab None 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
La Thuille
Italy 2021-12-07 13:09:00
Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Monte Sorbetta
Italy 2021-12-16 13:04:00
Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Zermatt
Switzerland 2021-12-17 16:18:00
1
Suchá dolina
Slovakia 2021-12-13 12:20:00
Wind slab 2 4 Off-piste skiing
secteur du Pic de Corne
France 2022-01-12 13:00:00
Wind slab New snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Gresovo, Kamenista dolina
Slovakia 2022-01-19 14:30:00
Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Kleiner Ötscher
Austria 2022-01-23 11:25:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 6
Conthey
Switzerland 2022-01-21 13:00:00
1 5 Backcountry skiing
Carosello 3000, Livigno
Italy 2022-02-05 13:28:00
Wind slab New snow 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Hocheisspitze
Germany 2022-01-25 12:58:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Steintalhörnl
Germany 2022-02-05 12:25:00
Wind slab Gliding snow 1 Backcountry skiing
Goms
Switzerland 2022-02-05 14:30:00
1
Val Müstair
Switzerland 2022-02-05 12:00:00
1
Davos
Switzerland 2022-02-03 14:00:00
1
Scuol
Switzerland 2022-02-03 11:00:00
1
Saint-Colomban-des-Villards (73130) - Tête de Bellard
France 2022-02-07 13:00:00
New snow Wind slab 2 Off-piste skiing
Maseben-Vilgand
Italy 2022-02-08 14:05:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Engelberg
Switzerland 2022-02-07 16:00:00
1
Bergün Filisur
Switzerland 2022-02-08 15:15:00
1
Sachseln
Switzerland 2022-02-17 15:00:00
2
Poland
Poland 2022-01-29 14:53:00
Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Tatra
Poland 2022-01-29 15:50:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Venet
Austria 2021-12-11 12:00:00
Wind slab None 1 6 Off-piste skiing
Breiteggspitze
Austria 2022-02-04 17:00:00
Persistent weak layer None 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Fließer Berg
Austria 2022-02-04 12:45:00
Persistent weak layer None 5 6 Backcountry skiing
Gammerspitze
Austria 2022-02-05 17:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 5 Backcountry skiing
Schafseitenspitze
Austria 2022-02-13 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer None 1 8 Backcountry skiing
Scuol
Switzerland 2022-02-23 14:15:00
2
Montvalezan 73700
France 2022-02-23 12:00:00
Wind slab Wet snow 1 Off-piste skiing
Hotelhang, Wendelstein
Germany 2022-01-22 11:08:00
New snow Wind slab 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Ötscher
Austria 2022-03-11 11:45:00
Persistent weak layer 3 4 Backcountry skiing
Făgăraș Mt, Scara Valley
Romania 2022-03-05 16:00:00
Wind slab New snow 2 2 Off-piste skiing
Erikaksla
Norway 2022-03-30 17:20:00
Persistent weak layer New snow 1 5 Backcountry skiing
Lackenspitze
Austria 2021-12-04 13:30:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 3 11 Backcountry skiing
Gavarnie
France 2022-03-10 12:00:00
Wind slab 1 2 Other
Cap de Vaquèira
Spain 2022-04-04 13:15:00
Wind slab 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Beretlia, Lyngen
Norway 2022-04-07 14:30:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 3 9 Backcountry skiing
Saint Christophe en Oisans
France 2022-04-05 10:00:00
Wet snow Gliding snow 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Acceglio- Monte Vallonasso
Italy 2022-04-09 13:48:00
Wind slab 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc(74400)
France 2022-04-09 18:00:00
New snow Wind slab 2 8 Other
Vals
Switzerland 2022-04-15 14:00:00
2 Backcountry skiing
Ortles - Solda
Italy 2022-04-27 14:30:00
Wind slab Wind slab 2 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Grøtdalstindan
Norway 2022-04-06 16:23:00
Wet snow New snow 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Westliche Karwendelspitze
Germany 2022-04-14 12:44:00
Wet snow 1 1 Mountaineering/Climbing
Knödelkopf / Klösterle-Stuben
Austria 2022-02-04 15:50:00
Wind slab Gliding snow 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Skeiðsfjall
Iceland 2022-04-07 19:00:00
Wind slab None 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Bradavica, Slavkovská dolina
Slovakia 2022-09-21 11:00:00
2 4 Mountaineering/Climbing