Category Archives: Avalanches

Fatal Mount Mansfield Avalanche During Extreme Skiing Filming

WCAX reports Alec Stall was killed while skiing off-trail during the filming an extreme-skiing movie on Mount Mansfield. Police said he was pushed by a small avalanche over a cliff after he reached the bottom of the hill he was … Continue reading

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Urban Legend?: Man Pees His Way Out Of Avalanche in Slovak Tatra Mountains

Update Feburary 3, 2004: This is being discussed in our Forum and it was reported to Snopes to see if it is an urban legend. Snopes still calls it “undertermined” but notes there earlier was Czech story along the same … Continue reading

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At Least 4 Killed in Austria Avalanches

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports an avalanche at St. Anton in Austri killed 3 at St. Anton in Austria. The avalanche, whose width was estimated as roughly equal to the length of three football fields laid end to end, struck at … Continue reading

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Avalanche Near Canyons Ski Resort at Park City, Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News report 3 to 5 people were killed in an avalanche near the Canyons Ski Resort at Park City, Utah. The avalanche broke near a ridgeline above Dutch’s Draw. The avalanche was 500 yards … Continue reading

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Avalanche Kills Teen on Las Vegas Ski Resort Chairlift

The Las Vegas Review Journal a 13-year-old snowboarder on a chairlift was killed in an avalanche at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort at Mount Charleston’s Lee Canyon.. The avalanche followed a two-week period that saw an estimated 78 … Continue reading

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