Number of Avalanche Deaths

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How many avalanche deaths are there in the U.S.?

25 per year.

Over the past decade, 25 people die every year from avalanches in the United States. This is according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. 89% of avalanche deaths occur in men, and the average age of victims is 31 years.75% of avalanche death victims are experienced recreational skiers and snowboarders.

 

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