Special thanks to CAIC, who help to collect accident reports and maintain the national database.
2011-2012     TOTAL FATALITIES: 34
Date Place Fatalities State Activity Summary
2012-06-14 Denali National Park, Mt McKinley, West Buttress 4 AK CLIMB 5 climbers caught, 1 injured (minor), 4 buried and presumed killed
2012-03-30 Ophir, Ophir Pass, Paradise Basin 1 CO SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried and killed
2012-03-13 Haines, Takhine Ridge 2 AK SKI 2 heli skiers caught, buried and killed
2012-03-07 Grand Teton NP, Ranger Peak, Waterfall Canyon 2 WY SKI 2 backcountry skiers caught, buried and killed
2012-03-03 Moab, La Sal Mountains, Beaver Basin 1 UT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
2012-03-02 Carson Pass, Lost Lakes, Forestdale Divide 1 CA SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
2012-03-01 Alpine Meadows, Ward Canyon, Stanford Rocks 1 CA SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried and killed
2012-02-27 Togwotee Pass, SE of Grouse Mountain, Dry Lake Creek 1 WY SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
2012-02-25 Marias Pass, Skyline Creek 1 MT OTHER 2 snowbike riders caught, 1 partly buried, 1 buried and killed
2012-02-23 The Canyons, Dutch Draw 1 UT SNOWBOARD 1 sidecountry snowboarder caught, buried and killed
2012-02-21 Cooke City, Daisy Pass, Miller Road 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried and 1 killed
2012-02-20 Kalispell, Lost Johnny drainage 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
2012-02-19 Stevens Pass, Cowboy Mountain, Tunnel Creek 3 WA SKI 5 sidecountry skiers caught, 1 partly buried, 3 buried and killed
2012-02-19 Alpental, WAC Bluffs, 80s Chute 1 WA SNOWBOARD 2 sidecountry snowboarders caught, 1 killed
2012-02-16 Wolf Creek Pass, Lobo Overlook, Gibbs Creek 1 CO SKI 3 backcountry skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed
2012-02-13 Telluride, Lower Bear Creek, Contention 1 CO SNOWBOARD 1 sidecountry snowboarder caught, buried and killed
2012-02-05 Richfield, Skyline, Lost Creek Reservoir 1 UT SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed
2012-02-01 Big Fork, Swan Range, Jewel Basin 1 MT SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried and killed
2012-01-28 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Kessler Peak 1 UT SKI 1 backcountry snowboarder, caught, buried and killed
2012-01-22 Vail, Prima Cornice 1 CO SKI 3 skiers caught, 1 partly buried-critical and killed
2012-01-22 Winter Park, Trestle Trees 1 CO SKI 1 skier caught and killed
2012-01-21 Park Range, Chedsey Creek 1 CO SNOWMOBILE 2 snowmobilers (on foot) caught, 1 partly buried, 1 buried and killed
2012-01-18 Snowmass, Burnt Mountain 1 CO SKI 1 sidecountry skier caught and killed
2012-01-01 Phillipsburg, Flint Creek Range, Red Lion 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
2011-12-31 Cooke City, Hayden Creek 1 WY SKI 1 backcountry skier caught, buried and killed
2011-12-31 Cooke City, Henderson Mountain, Fisher Creek 1 MT SNOWMOBILE 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed
2011-11-13 Snowbird 1 UT SNOWBOARD 1 backcountry snowboarder caught and killed