The skiing and snowboarding community is reeling this week following 15 avalanche related deaths between February 1st and February 7th, 2021. It marks the most avalanche-related deaths in a seven day period since 1910.
The most recent tragedy occurred on Saturday in Utah. Eight skiers were buried in a slide in Wilson Glade, UT and four died.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims: Sarah Moughamian, 29, Louis Holian, 26, Stephanie Hopkins, 26, and Thomas Louis Steinbrecher, 23.
You can read the full avalanche report from the UAC here.
Avalanche Forecasters and Avalanche Safety groups are taking to social media to spread the word about the dramatic uptick in avalanche deaths this season.
Please remember to always check with your local avalanche forecaster, make a plan, pack the appropriate gear, and stay safe out there friends.
Our thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.