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Avalanche.org website - Accidents Since 1995
This table lists avalanche accidents in the Northwest (Canadian border to Mt Hood) since 1995 found on the avalanche.org website. (Note that not all Northwest avalanche accidents are listed on that site.) Backcountry skiing accidents are shown in white. Accidents involving other activities are shown in blue. I've omitted accidents involving structures only. Before 2003, I did not differentiate between skier and snowboarder accidents and I referred to both groups as skiers. Lift skiers include anyone who uses lifts, or a combination of lifts and hiking, to reach the site of the avalanche, regardless of whether the avalanche occurs inside or outside ski area boundaries.

I have supplemented reports from the avalanche.org website with a few from the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center website. These are marked with an asterisk (*).

Accidents Date Location Activity Caught Killed
- Before 1986 Click here for accidents before 1986 - -
1 12/23/1996 Chair Peak, WA Climbers 2 2
1 12/28/1996 Mt Index, WA Climbers 3 3
1 1/18/1998 Blewett Pass, WA Snowmobiler 1 1
1 5/31/1998 Mt Hood, OR Climbers 4 1
1 6/11/1998 Mt Rainier, WA Climbers (Disappointment Cleaver) 12 1
1 1/18/1999 Mt Baker, WA Lift skier 1 1
1 2/14/1999 Mt Baker, WA Lift skiers 2 2
1 1/16/2000 Crystal Mtn, WA Lift skier 1 1
1 1/16/2000 Near Crystal Mtn, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 1/19/2000 Mt Herman, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 2/2/2000 Government Meadows WA Snomobilers 2 0
1 3/31/2000 Copper Peak, WA Climbers 2 0
1 4/30/2000 Mt Baker, WA Ski touring dog (found 18 days later!) 1 0
1 1/29/2001 Twin Lakes, WA Snowshoers 2 1
1 1/30/2001 Alpental, WA Ski patroller 1 0
1 * 2/3/2001 Crystal Mtn, WA Ski patroller 1 0
1 * 2/17/2001 Crystal Mtn, WA Lift skier 1 0
1 2/17/2001 Near Cle Elum, WA Snowmobiler 1 1
1 4/1/2001 Table Mtn, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 4/11/2001 Easton Glacier, WA Snowmobiler 1 1
1 11/24/2001 Mt Rainier, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 1/21/2002 Skyline Ridge, WA Ski tourers 5 0
1 1/21/2002 Tunnel Creek, WA Lift skiers 5 0
1 * 1/24/2002 Source Lake, WA Hikers 2 0
1 * 1/27/2002 Gold Creek, WA Snowshoer 1 0
1 2/22/2002 Stevens Pass, WA Motorists 4 0
1 * 3/10/2002 Granite Mtn, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 12/29/2002 Norse Peak, WA Ski tourers 7 1
1 * 1/12/2003 Mt Rainier (Golden Gate), WA Snowshoers 2 0
1 * 3/7/2003 Mt Hood Meadows, OR Snowboarder (lift access) 1 0
1 3/29/2003 Granite Mtn, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 12/12/2003 Artist Point (Mt Baker), WA Snowshoers 3 1
1 12/13/2003 Snoqualmie Pass, WA Snowshoer 1 1
1 12/17/2003 Navaho Peak, WA Snowmobiler 1 1
1 1/31/2004 Fortune Creek, WA Snowmobilers 2 0
1 3/5/2004 Salmon La Sac, WA Snowmobiler 1 1
1 3/6/2004 Stampede Pass, WA Snowmobilers 2 0
1 * 3/7/2004 Morse Creek, WA Ski tourers 2 0
1 * 4/26/2004 Table Mtn (Mt Baker), WA Snowboarder 1 1
1 6/13/2004 Mt Rainier, Liberty Ridge Climbers 2 2
1 10/24/2004 Ingraham Glacier, Mt Rainier, WA Climbers 2 1
1 1/12/2005 Snoqualmie Pass (Alpental), WA Ski tourers 2 1
1 11/5/2005 Table Mtn, WA Snowboarder 1 0
1 11/8/2005 Mt Baker, WA Snowboarder (lift access) 1 0
1 1/15/2006 Terrible Traverse, Mt Hood, WA Ski tourers 3 0
1 3/19/2006 Tiffany Mountain, WA Snowmobilers 2 1
1 4/18/2006 Mt Herman, WA Ski tourer 1 1
1 2/24/2007 Mt Rainier NP (from Crystal Mtn), WA Lift skier 1 1
1 * 2/25/2007 Clark Canyon, Mt Hood, OR Ski tourers 2 0
1 12/2/2007 Snoqualmie Pass (Source Lake), WA Hikers 3 2
1 12/2/2007 Crystal Mtn, WA Ski patrollers 2 0
1 12/2/2007 Union Creek (near Crystal Mtn), WA Snowboarders 3 3
1 12/18/2007 Edith Creek Basin, Mt Rainier, WA Snowshoer 1 1
1 1/1/2008 Excelsior Pass, WA Snowmobilers 5 2
1 * 1/4/2008 Lake Twenty-two, WA Hikers 4 1
1 12/28/2008 Harts Pass, WA Snowmobiler 1 1
1 * 2/25/2009 Hogback Mtn (White Pass), WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 * 2/28/2010 Crystal Mtn, WA Lift skier 1 0
1 * 3/13/2010 Mission Ridge, WA Lift skiers 2 0
1 * 4/3/2010 Mission Ridge, WA Snowboarders (lift access) 2 0
1 * 4/9/2010 Kendall Peak, WA Ski tourers 2 0
1 6/5/2010 Ingraham Glacier, Mt Rainier, WA Climbers 11 1
1 12/4/2010 Morning Star Mtn, WA Climber 1 1
1 2/1/2011 Red Mtn, WA Ski tourer (cornice failure) 1 1
1 * 2/28/2011 Mt Hood Meadows, OR Ski patroller (off duty) 1 0
1 * 3/4/2011 Mt Baker (Grouse Ridge), WA Snowboarder 1 0
1 3/5/2011 Mt Cashmere, WA Ski tourer 1 1
1 * 3/23/2011 Chair Peak, WA Ski tourer 1 0
1 3/27/2011 Tunnel Creek (Stevens Pass), WA Snowboarder (lift access) 1 1
1 * 4/3/2011 Rooster Comb (Stevens Pass), WA Snowboarders (lift access) 2 0
1 4/6/2011 Mt Snoqualmie, WA Ski tourers 3 0
- 2011 - Last year reviewed - -
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