The European Alps just experienced their 50th avalanche death of the 2014/15 winter season.
The most recent avalanche death occurred on Monday, February 2nd, 2015, at 6,223-feet while skiing the classic freeride descent of the Val Segnas in the off-piste terrain of the Disentis ski resort in the canton (state) of Graubünden, Switzerland. The avalanche danger was rated as “Considerable” or 3 out of 5 at the time of the avalanche.
This was the 9th avalanche death in Switzerland since Saturday. That’s 9 avalanche in Switzerland in 3 days. Switzerland has had 18 avalanche deaths this winter. The Alps have had 50 avalanche deaths this winter.
Last Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 8 people died in 4 avalanches in one day. On that terrible day, 5 skiers died in one avalanche on the Piz Vilan region of Switzerland. These skiers were with a guide and that guide is now reportedly being charged with manslaughter.
Interactive map showing the location of the 50th deadly avalanche in Switzerland this winter.