The following list provides a brief overview of all recreational avalanche fatalities from the winters 1997 to 2007. Click on the icons for more detailed information.
- 88% of the victims were male.
- While the most common age group was 20 to 29 years, the age of victims ranges considerably among the different backcountry activities.
- Two-thirds of the victims were from Canada; the majority of them from BC and Alberta.
- One-third of the avalanche victims did not carry an avalanche transceiver. This percentage varies dramatically among the different backcountry activities.
- 86% of the victims were completely buried or had their breathing impaired when the avalanche stopped.
- 66% of the completely buried fatalities were found using an avalanche transceiver.
- The median burial depth of completely or partially buried avalanche fatalities with breathing impaired was 150 cm.
- The median burial time of the completely or partially buried avalanche fatalities was 40 minutes.
- 74% died of asphyxia; 26% succumbed to severe traumatic injuries.