Latest Avalanches News

Spring storm brings heavy snow, avalanche threat to Sierra

Apr. 21, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Heavy snow and rain fell across Northern California on Thursday as a substantial spring storm added to late-season precipitation totals after a dry winter. Winter storm warnings were in effect from the Oregon border and down through the southern Cascades and...

Body of missing snowboarder found at Mount Hood

Apr. 10, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities say they have found the body of a missing snowboarder buried in avalanche debris in a creek at the Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort. Resort ski patrollers located 30-year-old Ryan Mather's body in Heather Canyon on Friday and recovered the body...

Avalanche in northern Norway kills 3 members of skiing group

Apr. 07, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An avalanche in northern Norway Thursday killed three people, police said. Another six members of the same skiing group were unhurt. Norwegian broadcaster NRK said the three victims were quickly found because they wore avalanche detectors, but were...

Anchorage lifts evacuation order for avalanche area

Mar. 28, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An evacuation order for people living in about 100 homes near an Anchorage suburb over fears of a second avalanche have been lifted. The municipality of Anchorage late Sunday said mitigation efforts to bring down the remaining snowpack on a mountain near...

Fears of second avalanche prompt Alaska evacuation order

Mar. 27, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some residents living near an Anchorage suburb were ordered to evacuate Sunday over fears of another avalanche after a slide last week cut off about 100 homes from a main road. Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued the evacuation order for an area near the...

3 skiers injured in avalanche on Woody Ridge

Mar. 26, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three skiers were injured after being swept downhill in a 400-foot (122-meter) wide avalanche south of Cooke City, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. A group of six skiers had split into pairs Thursday and simultaneously descended...

Avalanche kills backcountry skier in northwest Colorado

Mar. 20, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (AP) — Andrew Hyde, a backcountry skier from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was killed in an avalanche northeast of Rocky Mountain resort town, authorities said. Hyde, 49, was found swept up against a tree and not breathing after the avalanche Saturday, according...

Snowboarder, skier die in avalanches in Rocky Mountains

Mar. 18, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

OPHIR, Colo. (AP) — A skier and a snowboarder died in recent avalanches in the Rocky Mountains, officials said. A man from Telluride, Colorado, was found buried in about 6 feet (2 meters) of snow near Lizard Head Pass Thursday afternoon after the crew in a heli-skiing helicopter...

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche in south-central Wyoming

Mar. 14, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A snowmobiler died in a weekend avalanche in south-central Wyoming, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported. The avalanche happened Saturday afternoon near Willow Park in the Encampment River Wilderness at an elevation of about 10,000 (3,048 meters), the...

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts multiple times, 250 evacuate

Mar. 10, 2022 01:41 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds in eruptions overnight Thursday that forced about 250 residents to flee to temporary shelters and left ash blanketing nearby villages and towns. No casualties were reported. The volcano...