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AVALANCHE FATALITIES BY AREA

Western Wyoming

Teton Range, Snake River Range & Jackson Hole
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
01/18/1912 Chas Boyer0Jackson HoleAt work
1913 Clarence Curtis0Mail Trail, Teton PassMail Carrier
1914 Freighter0Freight Trail, Teton PassFreighter
1914 Franke Parsons0Mail Trail, Teton PassMail Carrier
02/11/1932 Harry Swanson17Crator Lake, Teton PassOn foot
12/15/1945 Bob MacLeod15Crater Lake, Teton PassSkier in Vehicle
02/13/1949 Harold Ross32Horse Creek RanchRancher
01/16/1974 Bart Brodsky18Glacier Gulch, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
01/16/1974 David Silha20Glacier Gulch, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
01/16/1974 Micheal Moseley20Glacier Gulch, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
03/20/1976 Wayne Farrell20South Leigh Canyon, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
04/26/1979 Tim Drew24Grand Teton, Teton RangeClimber
04/26/1979 Jerry Lucas22Grand Teton, Teton RangeClimber
02/03/1985 Bruce Melliger29Mt. Wister, Teton RangeClimber
12/02/1985 Paul Driscoll48Rendezvous Mountain, Teton RangeSki Patroller
02/17/1986 Tom Raymer37Rendezvous Mountain, Teton RangeSki Patroller
02/28/1992 Dan Schwendiman21Dry Ridge, Teton RangeSnowmobiler
04/19/1995 Kevin Marriot22Taylor Mountain, Teton RangeBackcountry Snowboarder
01/19/1999 Micheal Langer17Rendezvous Mountain, Teton RangeLift Skier
12/01/2000 Joel Roof28Glory Bowl, Teton RangeBackcountry Snowboarder
12/09/2000 Johathan Beall29Titmouse Ridge, Teton PassBackcountry Skier
12/25/2000 Sara Campbell26South Badger CreekBackcountry Skier
02/06/2001 Ralph Toscano Jr.43Rock Springs, Teton RangeLift Skier Out of Area
02/23/2001 Allen Wagner24Granite Canyon, Teton RangeLift Skier Out of Area
01/04/2003 Tristan Picot19Near Ski Lake, Teton RangeBackcountry Snowboarder
01/27/2003 Pavel Wolf27Avalanche Bowl, Teton PassBackcountry Snowboarder
02/10/2003 Steve Haas41Hourglass Couloir, Teton RangeLift Skier Closed Area
01/31/2004 Ray Azar48Pyramid Peak, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
01/05/2006 Laurel Dana43Mt. Taylor, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
01/05/2007 Justine Kautz25Rock Springs, Teton RangeLift Skier Out of Area
02/17/2007 Nicolas Steinman25Palisades Peak, Snake River RangeSnowmobiler
03/10/2007 Paul Maniuci24Darby Canyon, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
12/27/2008 David Nodine31Rendezvous Mountain, Teton RangeLift Skier
02/27/2009 Scott Smith45Dry Fork Wolf Creek, Snake River RangeSnowmobiler
02/27/2009 Bob Tiechert55Dry Fork Wolf Creek, Snake River RangeSnowmobiler
02/27/2009 Robert Clark48Dry Fork Wolf Creek, Snake River RangeSnowmobiler
01/06/2010 Mark Wolling58Rendezvous Mouintain, Teton RangeSki Patroller
02/21/2010 Wray Landon30South Teton, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
04/02/2010 Bart Weekes39Indian Creek, Snake River RangeSnowmobiler
04/17/2011 Pannell Kuhl27Garnet Canyon, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
04/17/2011 Gregory Seftick31Garnet Canyon, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
03/07/2012 Steve Romeo40Ranger Peak Area, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
03/07/2012 Chris Onufer42Ranger Peak Area, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
01/27/2013 Nick Gillespie30Survey Peak, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
03/01/2013 Jarad Spackman40Prospector Mountain, Teton RangeSki Mountaineering
12/26/2013 Michael Kazanjy29Pucker Face, Teton RangeBackcountry Skier
12/26/2013 Rex J. Anderson39MeNeely Cove, Snake River RangeSnowmobiling
05/17/2015 Luke Lynch39Mt. Moran Teton RangeSki Mountaineering
05/17/2015 Stephen Adamson Jr42Mt. Moran Teton RangeSki Mountaineering
01/19/2016 Jed Wesley Foster30Pyramid, Teton RangeBackcountry Snowboarder
01/24/2016 David Hannagan46Rocks Springs, Teton Range Lift Skier Out of Area
01/24/2016 Catherine Grimes36Rocks Springs, Teton Range Lift Skier Out of Area
02/21/2016 Ernesto Rodriguez-Becerra30Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Teton RangeCornice Failure
12/23/2016 Lee Kidd34Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Teton RangeCornice Failure
Snow King Mountain
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
03/05/1956 John Stanley57Leeks Canyon, Snow King MountainLift Skier Out of Area
03/12/1964 Dick Pittman30Snow King MountainSki Patroller
02/16/1984 Pierre Muheim27Ferrin's Slide, Snow King MountainLift Skier Out of Area
Gros Ventre Range
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
01/12/1976 Phillip Gartland26Jackson Peak, Gros Ventre RangeBackcountry Skier
01/12/1976 Jim Rierson19Jackson Peak, Gros Ventre RangeBackcountry Skier
03/26/1977 Steve Karl23Jackson Peak, Gros Ventre RangeBackcountry Skier
03/16/2002 Mike Dollarhide32Jackson Peak, Gros Ventre RangeBackcountry Skier
Absarokas & Togwotee Pass/Continental Divide Trails
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
02/05/1907 Mrs Charley Brunell0Kirwin, Absaroka RangeBuilding Occupant
02/05/1907 John Reynolds0Kirwin, Absaroka RangeBuilding Occupant
02/05/1907 Charley Brunell0Kirwin, Absaroka RangeBuilding Occupant
12/28/1908 David Lindsay0Near Kirwin, Absaroka RangeUnknown
1937 Hans Lundgren0Union Pass AreaTie Hack/snowshoer
12/28/1992 Richard Sarnoff41Simpson Peak, Togwotee PassBackcountry Skier
01/03/1999 Dave Reyberg35Dry Lake Creek, Togwotee PassSnowmobiler
11/27/2000 Mark Nielson41Hoodoo Creek, Abasaroka RangeHunter
01/25/2003 Marshall Heverly43Kettle Creek, Togwotee PassSnowmobiler
12/27/2005 Jessie Humphries21Split Rock Drainage, Togwotee PassSnowmobiler
01/02/2009 Keith Spencer45South Fork Shoshone ValleyClimber
12/31/2011 David Lee Gaillard44Hayden Creek, Absaroka RangeBackcountry Skier
02/27/2012 Jack Lee Loxtercamp35SE of Grouse Mountain, Togwotee PassSnowmobiler
02/18/2014 Tyler Tourtlett26Angle MountainSnowmobiling
Big Hole Range, Idaho
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
03/11/2002 Chance Schiess16Grove Creek, Big Hole Range, IdahoSnowmobiler
01/30/2010 Scott Leishman62Garns Mountain, Big Hole RangeSnowmobiler
Salt River and Wyoming Ranges
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
02/10/1962 Dr. Max Stock34Swift Creek, Salt River RangeSnowshoer
02/25/1994 Rick Clayton36Greys River Road, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
01/14/1996 Ginger Shaw38Bradley Mountain, Near AlpineHelicopter Skiing
02/10/1996 Chris McGee29Strawberry Creek, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
03/03/2001 Jay Almos39Lee Bowl, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
01/05/2003 Joshua Roy Richins16Balls Mountain, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
02/24/2003 Mark Loveland41Smiths Fork, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
12/16/2006 Daniel Boschae30Stewart Peak, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
01/12/2008 Alan Jensen55Cottonwood Creek, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
01/12/2008 Kim Steed51Cottonwood Creek, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
01/12/2008 Dr. Scott Bennett42Cottonwood Creek, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
02/06/2010 Bob Turney50North Murphy Creek, Salt River RangeSnowmobiler
01/27/2013 Elizabeth Benson28Clause Creek, Wyoming RangeBackcountry Skier
02/09/2017 Josh Roth35Bitters Creek, Caribou RangeSnowmobiler
Yellowstone
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
1916 Lt. Joseph McDonald25NW of Cleopatra Terrace, YellowstoneSoldier
02/22/1992 Gregory Felzien26Mount Norris, YellowstoneSnowshoer
03/03/1997 Diane Dustman37Factory Hill, YellowstoneBackcountry Skier
03/03/1997 Rick Hutchinson49Factory Hill, YellowstoneBackcountry Skier
Central Wyoming

Snowy Range
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
02/08/1975 Perry Despain14Near Centennial, WyomingTubing
02/09/1985 Dennis Jeperson0Rock Creek Knoll, Snowy RangeSnowmobiler
01/21/1996 Christopher Garber0Centennial Ridge, Snowy RangeBackcountry Skier
12/26/2002 Matt Gillingham34Twin Lakes, West Side of the Snowy RangeSnowmobiler
01/02/2008 Dale Wagner44French Creek, Snowy RangeSnowmobiler
Sierra Madre Range
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
01/22/1903 Peter LeMieux30Cow Creek Drainage, Sierra Madre RangeMining - Assistant Engineer
01/22/1903 Charles Comer0Cow Creek Drainage, Sierra Madre RangeMining - Lineman
01/11/1998 Benjamin Romios21Battle Lake, Sierra Madre RangeSnowmobiler
Central Wyoming

Big Horn Range
DateNameAgeLocationActivity/Travel
01/19/1975 Rick Caller24Near Owen Creek, Big Horn RangeBackcountry Skier
02/19/2016 Levi Hammond39Hunt Mountain Road Area, Big Horn RangeSnowmobiling
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