Latest Avalanches News

Avalanche kills a Russian skier while 5 others are rescued at a resort in Indian-held Kashmir

Feb. 22, 2024 14:34 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A Russian skier was killed and five others were rescued, along with their local guide, after an avalanche hit a popular Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, officials said. The officials said that at least six Russian skiers and...

Skier killed, 2 others hurt after falling about 1,000 feet in Alaska avalanche

Feb. 14, 2024 15:34 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula killed one backcountry skier and injured two others, prompting warnings for people to stay away from steep slopes as warm weather and high winds raise the risk of more snowslides around the state. The avalanche...

Avalanches kill skier, snowmobiler in Rockies as dangerous snow conditions persist across the West

Feb. 12, 2024 16:56 PM EST

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) — A backcountry skier and a snowmobiler were killed in separate avalanches in the Rocky Mountains as dangerous snow conditions persist across much of the West. The skier was buried Sunday in an area locally known as “The Playground” near Crested Butte...

Avalanche forecasters try to curb deaths as skiers and snowmobilers flock to backcountry areas

Feb. 03, 2024 16:19 PM EST

COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) — As Wesley Mlaskoch motored his snowmobile across a mountain in the Montana backcountry, the slope above him collapsed into a thick slab and began rushing down the hillside. He had triggered an avalanche. Within seconds, the fury of accelerating snow flipped...

Alleged carjacking suspect fatally shot by police at California ski resort

Jan. 26, 2024 19:45 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — An alleged carjacking suspect was fatally shot by police Friday at a California ski resort near Lake Tahoe, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. near an event center that often hosts weddings at Palisades Tahoe, according to...

Avalanche kills snowboarder in Colorado backcountry

Jan. 23, 2024 17:08 PM EST

OPHIR, Colo. (AP) — An avalanche killed a 67-year-old man as he was snowboarding solo in the Colorado backcountry, authorities said Tuesday, marking the fourth U.S. avalanche death this winter. The victim, Peter Harrelson, was a doctor and longtime resident of the small town of...

Two survivors rescued after landslide buried homes in freezing weather in southwest China, 11 died

Jan. 22, 2024 21:52 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At least 11 people died in a landslide Monday that buried 47 people in freezing weather in a remote mountainous area in southwestern China, and two survivors were rescued. The disaster struck just before 6 a.m. in the village of Liangshui in the northeastern part of...

Evacuation underway for stranded tourists after multiple avalanches trap 1,000 people in China

Jan. 16, 2024 07:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers evacuated tourists on Tuesday from a remote skiing area in northwestern China where dozens of avalanches triggered by heavy snow have trapped more than 1,000 people for a week, state media said. The avalanches have blocked roads, stranding both tourists and...

Arctic freeze continues to blast huge swaths of the US with sub-zero temperatures

Jan. 15, 2024 20:55 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brutally cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills stayed put across much of the U.S. Monday, promising the coldest temperatures ever for Iowa’s presidential nominating contest, holding up travelers, and testing the mettle of NFL fans in Buffalo for a playoff game that...

Another day of frigid wind chills and brutal cold across much of the U.S.

Jan. 15, 2024 16:05 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brutally cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills stayed put across much of the U.S. Monday, promising the coldest temperatures ever for Iowa's presidential nominating contest, holding up travelers, and testing the mettle of NFL fans in Buffalo for a playoff game that was...