These are the last 10 entries from the RSS Avalanche Accidents feed on Avalanche-Center.org. Links go to that site, membership may be required.

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  • A 45-year-old man is dead after an avalanche in the area of Brandywine Bowl near Whistler.
  • At least one person was killed and two others were injured after being swept up in an avalanche near the Blackcomb Glacier on Friday, February 12.
  • On February 11 Two skiers were rescued from a remote backcountry area northeast of Squamish, Thursday, after being caught in an avalanche. One sustained a serious leg injury. A special helicopter was required due to high winds which were too much for the usual SAR helicopter.
  • On February 14 a pair of splitboarders triggered an avalanche north of Big Sky. Both riders were swept down slope into trees. One did not sustain any injuries. The other sustained multiple injuries after getting drug into the trees. He was evacuated via helicopter to Big Sky Medical Center and subsequently flown to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital where he died.
  • Two groups, one of 5 and one of 3, were involved in an avalanche in Millcreek. 6 were buried, 4 died. At least a few were carried through trees. One of the groups may have approached from Big Cottonwood Canyon on the other side.
  • Two snow bikers were caught in an avalanche near Cle Elum Lake east of Snoqualmie Pass. One was partially buried and self-extricated, the other did not make it.
  • Four skiers out of a group of seven were buried in a terrain trap by a large avalanche. One of them was recovered alive, the other 3 bodies were recovered a couple days later from under as much as 20 ft of snow using power tools.
  • A side-country skier in Vail Colorado left the ski area boundary through an approved gate and was in a named area called Marvins when he was caught in an avalanche and died.

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