CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and marketers have been quick to commemorate Juneteenth with an avalanche of merchandise from ice cream to T-shirts to party cups.
But many are getting backlash on social media for what critics say undermines the day, designated as a federal holiday last year to honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a rock fall and avalanche that also injured two other climbers at Rocky Mountain National Park.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say rescuers have recovered the body of a man who was killed in a weekend rock fall and avalanche that also injured two other climbers at Rocky Mountain National Park.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A climber was killed and two others were injured Sunday after a rock fall and avalanche in Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said.
A woman suffered minor injuries and a man who suffered more serious injuries was rescued by a Colorado National Guard helicopter using a hoist during a break in wintry weather, a park press release said.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Heavy snow and rain fell across Northern California on Thursday as a substantial spring storm added to late-season precipitation totals after a dry winter.
Winter storm warnings were in effect from the Oregon border and down through the southern Cascades and the northern Sierra Nevada.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities say they have found the body of a missing snowboarder buried in avalanche debris in a creek at the Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort.
Resort ski patrollers located 30-year-old Ryan Mather's body in Heather Canyon on Friday and recovered the body on Saturday, Hood River County Sheriff Matt English said in a statement.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An avalanche in northern Norway Thursday killed three people, police said. Another six members of the same skiing group were unhurt.
Norwegian broadcaster NRK said the three victims were quickly found because they wore avalanche detectors, but were declared dead on the spot.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An evacuation order for people living in about 100 homes near an Anchorage suburb over fears of a second avalanche have been lifted.
The municipality of Anchorage late Sunday said mitigation efforts to bring down the remaining snowpack on a mountain near Eagle River were successful, and the task of removing snow from a major roadway was to begin Monday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some residents living near an Anchorage suburb were ordered to evacuate Sunday over fears of another avalanche after a slide last week cut off about 100 homes from a main road.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three skiers were injured after being swept downhill in a 400-foot (122-meter) wide avalanche south of Cooke City, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
A group of six skiers had split into pairs Thursday and simultaneously descended three neighboring avalanche paths on the west side of Woody Ridge, near an area known as K & B’s, the center reported.
ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (AP) — Andrew Hyde, a backcountry skier from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was killed in an avalanche northeast of Rocky Mountain resort town, authorities said.
Hyde, 49, was found swept up against a tree and not breathing after the avalanche Saturday, according to a preliminary incident report for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
OPHIR, Colo. (AP) — A skier and a snowboarder died in recent avalanches in the Rocky Mountains, officials said.
A man from Telluride, Colorado, was found buried in about 6 feet (2 meters) of snow near Lizard Head Pass Thursday afternoon after the crew in a heli-skiing helicopter spotted tracks leading into what looked like a fresh avalanche, the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office said.
DENVER (AP) — A snowmobiler died in a weekend avalanche in south-central Wyoming, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported.
The avalanche happened Saturday afternoon near Willow Park in the Encampment River Wilderness at an elevation of about 10,000 (3,048 meters), the center said.
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds in eruptions overnight Thursday that forced about 250 residents to flee to temporary shelters and left ash blanketing nearby villages and towns.
A strong storm fueled by an “atmospheric river” brought rain, snow and threat of flooding and avalanches on Monday to the Pacific Northwest.
Forecasters said daily rainfall records in Seattle and elsewhere could be broken and on Monday afternoon a new daily record was set in the city with 2.49 inches (6.3 centimeters) of rain.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Avalanche warnings are in effect for the mountains in northwestern and west-central Montana Monday and U.S. Forest Service avalanche forecasters are urging people to avoid avalanche terrain, including slopes steeper than 30 degrees.
MARBLE, Colo. (AP) — One person was killed after being caught in an avalanche in western Colorado on Friday, authorities said.
The avalanche happened near the town of Marble, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Denver, as a group of four people and two dogs traveled on snowshoes to a backcountry home, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Montana have released the name of a 34-year-old North Dakota man who died when he was swept away by an avalanche while riding a snow bike north of Yellowstone National Park over the weekend.
COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a snow biker was killed in an avalanche in southern Montana.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center reports the motorized snow bike triggered the slide on Miller Mountain in the Sheep Creek Drainage north of Cooke City on Saturday evening.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Gallatin County released the name of an Iowa snowmobiler who was killed in an avalanche west of Yellowstone National Park over the weekend.
Bradie Hrold Becker, 30, of Algona, Iowa, died Sunday in a slide in the Lionhead area west of the town of West Yellowstone, Sheriff and Coroner Dan Springer said in a statement Tuesday.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A snowmobiler died over the weekend when an avalanche swept him downhill and into trees in the Lionhead area west of West Yellowstone, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center reported Monday.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An avalanche in a remote mountainous corner of northeast Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, a provincial spokesperson said Monday. Another nine were injured.
One person was missing after the late Sunday avalanche near the Pakistani border, said Najibullah Hanif, who heads Kunar province's information and culture department.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Stowe Mountain Rescue is warning that the storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in Vermont is likely to create dangerous avalanche conditions in the backcountry summit areas of Mount Mansfield, the gullies of Smuggler's Notch and other alpine zones.
VIENNA (AP) — Authorities in Austria warned Saturday of “considerable” risk of avalanches in the west of the country after nine people were killed within 24 hours.
Police said eight people died in three separate incidents in the states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol on Friday.
VIENNA (AP) — An avalanche killed five people in the Austrian state of Tyrol on Friday, state police said Friday evening.
The avalanche occurred near the Austrian-Swiss border in the Spiss municipality, Tyrol’s emergency control center confirmed Friday afternoon.
ALMA, Colo. (AP) — Two people snowshoeing in the mountains of Colorado were killed in an avalanche over the weekend, authorities said.
Their bodies and the body of their dog were found buried near Hoosier Pass in central Colorado by searchers using an avalanche rescue dog, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said Sunday.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — At least one person was missing and presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific Northwest on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Three small snowslides on Friday, and concerns there might be more, led the Montana Department of Transportation to close the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Lookout Pass overnight, while avalanche warnings were in place in western Montana and for the Cooke City area north of Yellowstone National Park, officials said.
COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) — Two Minnesota men died in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park, where about 3 feet (1 meter) of snow had fallen over the past week, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche Christmas Eve near Cameron Pass, the first avalanche death recorded in Colorado this season, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
DRIGGS, Idaho (AP) — Two 17-year-old eastern Idaho boys have died in an avalanche in eastern Idaho.
Family members identified them as Kade McKinlay and Janson Webster, each from Rigby.
The Teton County sheriff’s office said the two died Friday in the avalanche reported at about 3 p.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — A powerful weekend storm that dumped several feet of snow in the Cascade mountains has prompted concern for officials at the Northwest Avalanche Center.
SEATTLE (AP) — An avalanche swept through part of a Washington state ski resort used to access backcountry skiing on Saturday, killing a 60-year-old man and temporarily trapping five others.
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Two skiers were caught in human-caused avalanches on Mount Washington and one of them was seriously injured, the mountain's avalanche center said.
A skier trigged an avalanche on Sunday near the the top of Left Gully, the first human-caused avalanche of the season.
LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president on Tuesday visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed at least 34 people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt.
BERLIN (AP) — Three skiers have been killed and two injured in an avalanche in central Austria, authorities said Sunday. The victims included a rising young motorbike racer.
They were part of a group of 11 skiers, eight of whom were hit by a roughly 200-meter (655-foot) wide slab of snow as they ascended a slope during a ski tour on Saturday in the Tweng area, in Salzburg province.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A holiday tradition in Alaska’s largest city for more than 60 years got off to a dim start this year.
A 300-foot (91-meter) wide, brightly illuminated star situated high above Anchorage in the Chugach Mountains is traditionally lit the day after Thanksgiving.
BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic equality and tighter party control over society and entrepreneurs.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the family of a 13-year-old skier who was killed in an inbounds avalanche at Vail ski resort.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A renowned Scottish climber died in an avalanche while attempting to scale K2 in northern Pakistan, the world’s second-highest mountain peak, a Pakistani mountaineering official and a British charity said Monday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Updated maps add 200 homes and other buildings to hazard zones for landslides and avalanches in Alaska's capital city, bringing to about 550 the total number of structures that would be considered at moderate to severe risk of being damaged or destroyed if disaster struck.
DENVER (AP) — Four hikers were injured when they were caught in an avalanche on a Colorado peak, authorities said Sunday.
The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of people being swept into a rock field by an avalanche just after 9 a.m.
PARIS (AP) — Seven people died Saturday in two separate avalanches in the Savoie region of the French Alps, according to local authorities.
The prefecture of Savoie said an avalanche took place around noon in the area of Valloire ski station, killing four hikers between the ages of 42 and 76...
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Snow is falling on Snoqualmie Pass and a Winter Weather Advisory was issued across the mountain passes in western Washington...
DENVER (AP) — Tyler DeWitt and Evan Hannibal were slowly making their way down a windswept slope during a backcountry snowboarding excursion in Colorado last spring when the shallow snow beneath them shifted and broke loose...
PARIS (AP) — Julie Pomagalski, a former Olympic snowboarder from France, has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has denied permit applications to explore heli-skiing in the Centennial Mountains just west of Yellowstone National Park after concerns were raised over avalanches and impacts to grizzly bears...
ALPINE, Utah (AP) — Four men who were caught in an avalanche while skiing in the mountains of north-central Utah were rescued on Sunday, authorities said...