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Fatalities 2022/23

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 2022/23

Total Fatalities: 104

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
15died
Austria
2024-05-13
0died
Czechia
2021-02-18
0died
Finland
2024-02-22
25died
France
2024-04-28
0died
Germany
2024-02-13
0died
Iceland
2022-11-07
24died
Italy
2024-05-06
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
8died
Norway
2024-02-01
3died
Poland
2024-04-22
1died
Romania
2024-02-28
4died
Slovakia
2024-01-30
0died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
0died
Spain
2024-04-09
23died
Switzerland
2024-05-06
1died
United Kingdom
2023-10-24

Number of people killed in an avalanche

Location Country Date Avalanche Problem 1 Avalanche Problem 2 Dead Group Size Type
Ceillac
France 2022-11-04 11:30:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Champagny-en-Vanoise
France 2022-11-05 10:00:00
New snow 2 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Chantonnet
Switzerland 2022-12-11 11:14:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Pass dei Omenit
Switzerland 2022-12-11 12:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Piz Radönt
Switzerland 2022-12-03 11:40:00
1 4 Mountaineering/Climbing
Enchastrayes
France 2022-12-05 15:30:00
New snow Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Le Mônetier-les-Bains
France 2022-12-07 14:40:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 Backcountry skiing
Vars
France 2022-12-10 15:40:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Krzyżne (trail) Five lakes valley
Poland 2022-10-07 16:06:00
Wet snow 1
Przełęcz pod Kopą Kondracką (trail) Kondratowa Valley
Poland 2022-12-10 10:54:00
Wind slab 1 5 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
La Léchère
France 2022-12-17 11:00:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Arp - Courmayeur
Italy 2022-12-18 12:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Arp Vieille - Valgrisence
Italy 2022-12-17 11:30:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Rif. Passo S. Niccolò
Italy 2022-12-10 13:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 7 Backcountry skiing
Priečne sedlo, Malá Studená dolina
Slovakia 2022-12-22 12:14:00
Wind slab 2 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Lazaunspitze
Italy 2022-12-25 11:37:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Val d\'Oronaye
France 2023-01-09 12:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 7 Backcountry skiing
Madesimo
Italy 2023-01-09 12:50:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Hemsedal skisenter
Norway 2022-12-31 14:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Moanebba
Norway 2023-01-06 14:00:00
Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Gusela del Nuvolau
Italy 2023-01-11 16:30:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Forc. Cir - Val Chedul
Italy 2023-01-10 13:00:00
Wind slab Wind slab 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Punta Chaligne
Italy 2023-01-14 12:15:00
Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
France 2023-01-14 17:30:00
New snow Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Gorihorn
Switzerland 2023-01-15 12:50:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Peisey-Nancroix
France 2023-01-19 15:00:00
Wind slab New snow 1 Off-piste skiing
Cima Tombolin di Caldenave
Italy 2023-01-24 15:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Backcountry skiing
Monte Elmo
Italy 2023-01-25 16:00:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Widerschwing
Austria 2023-01-25 12:17:00
Persistent weak layer 1 4 Backcountry skiing
Grosz icefall
Slovakia 2023-01-29 17:00:00
Wind slab 2 3 Mountaineering/Climbing
Grand Chavalard
Switzerland 2023-01-24 12:00:00
Wind slab 2 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Val Segnas
Switzerland 2023-02-04 13:30:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 2 Off-piste skiing
Monte spicco
Italy 2023-02-03 12:36:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Mont Gran Fanes di Marebbe- lago di Limo
Italy 2023-02-04 10:38:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
M.Cristallo - Canale Pra del Vecia
Italy 2023-02-03 14:26:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 9 Backcountry skiing
Königstal
Austria 2023-02-03 13:40:00
Persistent weak layer 1 3 Off-piste skiing
Gedrechter
Austria 2023-02-04 12:17:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Kapall Törli
Austria 2023-02-04 10:20:00
Persistent weak layer 2 3 Off-piste skiing
Steinermandl
Austria 2023-02-04 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Other
Hohe Aifner Spitze
Austria 2023-02-04 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Eisenkar
Austria 2023-02-05 10:15:00
Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Le Monetier les Bains
France 2023-02-06 14:30:00
Persistent weak layer 1 7 Backcountry skiing
Walmendinger Horn / Kleinwalsertal
Austria 2023-02-03 00:00:00
1 1 Off-piste skiing
Gontalscharte
Austria 2023-01-28 15:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Kornock
Austria 2023-01-21 12:20:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Plinitzgraben
Austria 2023-01-15 11:15:00
Wind slab 1 1 Off-piste skiing
Regural trail to Czarny Staw ( Gąsienicowa Valley ) Tatra
Poland 2023-02-02 14:36:00
Wind slab 1 3 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Wannenkar
Austria 2023-02-06 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Il Motto
Italy 2023-02-11 08:15:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Megève
France 2023-02-12 15:00:00
1 Off-piste skiing
Bric dell\'oliveto
Italy 2023-03-09 15:00:00
Wind slab 1 5 Backcountry skiing
Munții Rodnei, Vârful Prislop
Romania 2023-02-23 14:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 Snowmobiling
Six Blanc
Switzerland 2023-03-11 12:00:00
New snow 2 2 Off-piste skiing
Isenfluh, Gälba Schopf
Switzerland 2023-03-12 10:00:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Louettes Econduè
Switzerland 2023-03-13 12:25:00
New snow Persistent weak layer 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Modane
France 2023-03-13 13:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 Backcountry skiing
Cheneil
Italy 2023-03-14 11:15:00
Wind slab New snow 1 4 Off-piste skiing
Hoher Sarstein
Austria 2023-03-11 16:00:00
Wind slab 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Peisey-Nancroix
France 2023-03-16 14:30:00
1 Off-piste skiing
Champagny-en-Vanoise
France 2023-03-17 12:30:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 5
Champagny-en-Vanoise
France 2023-03-18 17:00:00
Wet snow Persistent weak layer 1 3 Backcountry skiing
Canale degli spagnoli - Val Veny
Italy 2023-03-19 13:15:00
Wet snow Persistent weak layer 2 4 Backcountry skiing
Schaftällihorn
Switzerland 2023-03-16 12:00:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 1
Louettes Econduè
Switzerland 2023-03-15 11:40:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 1 6 Off-piste skiing
Scheid
Austria 2023-03-17 10:25:00
Persistent weak layer 1 2 Off-piste skiing
Monte Rotberg
Italy 2023-03-25 13:30:00
Wet snow Persistent weak layer 2 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Canale di Vofrede
Italy 2023-04-01 11:43:00
Wind slab New snow 2 2 Backcountry skiing
Tiergartenspitz
Italy 2023-04-02 08:47:00
Wind slab Persistent weak layer 2 7 Backcountry skiing
Kvalvikdalen
Norway 2023-03-31 15:00:00
Persistent weak layer 2 5 Backcountry skiing
Grøtnedbukta, Reinøya
Norway 2023-03-31 15:15:00
Persistent weak layer Wet snow 2 2 Within building or structure
Tverrelva, Storslett
Norway 2023-03-31 17:15:00
Persistent weak layer 1 6 Backcountry skiing
Les Contamines-Montjoie
France 2023-04-09 11:30:00
Wet snow Wind slab 6 Backcountry skiing
Pointe de la Golette
France 2023-04-13 14:00:00
New snow Wind slab 3 4
Gstelliwang
Switzerland 2023-03-21 16:05:00
Persistent weak layer 2 12 Backcountry skiing
Säntis
Switzerland 2023-04-23 14:25:00
Wet snow Gliding snow 1 2 Hiking on foot or snowshoeing
Val Musauna
Switzerland 2023-04-29 12:50:00
Wet snow 1 2 On skiruns
Jungfrau
Switzerland 2023-05-17 10:30:00
New snow 1 1 Backcountry skiing
Grosshorn
Switzerland 2023-05-19 12:00:00
Wind slab 3 3 Mountaineering/Climbing
Aletschhorn
Switzerland 2023-06-02 19:00:00
1 2 Backcountry skiing
Middagstinden
Norway 2023-04-24 14:00:00
New snow Wind slab 1 2 Backcountry skiing
No2 Gully Ben Nevis
United Kingdom 2022-12-30 15:30:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing