List of skiing deaths

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The following is a partial list of skiing deaths of notable people, in chronological order. It includes skiers and snowboarders both professional and recreational whose deaths are due to accidents or avalanches.

Skiing deaths[edit]

Name Age Location Country Date of Accident
Mieczysław Karłowicz 32 Tatra Mountains Poland-Slovakia border 1909-02-08
Giacinto Sertorelli 22 Garmisch, Bavaria Germany 1938-01-26
James Palmer-Tomkinson 36 Klosters, Graubünden Switzerland 1952-01-07
John Semmelink 20 Garmisch, Bavaria West Germany 1959-02-07 [1]
Toni Mark 24 Rottach-Egern, Bavaria West Germany 1959-03-07 [2]
Ross Milne 19 Patscherkofel, Innsbruck, Tyrol Austria 1964-01-25 [3]
Buddy Werner 28 Las Trais Fluors slope, St. Moritz Switzerland 1964-04-12
Barbara Henneberger 23 Las Trais Fluors slope, St. Moritz Switzerland 1964-04-12
Michel Bozon 20 Piste Emile Allais, Megève, Haute-Savoie France 1970-01-23 [4]
David Novelle 20 Winter Park, Colorado United States 1972-03-16 [5][6]
Roger Staub (ski gliding) 37 Verbier, Valais Switzerland 1974-06-30 [7]
Jeff Wright (ski jumper) 22 Harris Hill, Brattleboro, Vermont United States 1975-01-05 [8]
Michel Dujon 19 Val-d'Isère, Savoie France 1975-12-06 [9]
Leonardo David 18 Whiteface Mountain, New York United States 1979-03-03 [10]
Sara Mustonen 16 Hintertux, Tyrol Austria 1979-09-12
Josef Walcher 29 Schladming, Styria Austria 1984-01-22
Hugh Lindsay c.33 Gotschnagrat, Klosters, Graubünden Switzerland 1988-03-10 [11]
Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz 52 Beaver Creek, Colorado United States 1989-01-30
Gernot Reinstadler 20 Lauberhorn, Wengen, Bern Switzerland 1991-01-20 [12]
Peter Wirnsberger II (b.1968) 24 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Salzburg Austria 1992-12-20
Ulrike Maier 26 Garmisch, Bavaria Germany 1994-01-29
Kirsten McGibbon 17 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Salzburg Austria 1996-01-16 [13]
Michael Kennedy 39 Aspen, Colorado United States 1997-12-31
Sonny Bono 62 Heavenly, Nevada United States 1998-01-05
Doak Walker 71 Steamboat, Colorado United States 1998-01-30
Michel Trudeau 23 Kokanee Glacier Park, British Columbia Canada 1998-11-13
Régine Cavagnoud 31 Pitztal Glacier, Innsbruck, Tyrol Austria 2001-10-31 [14]
Line Østvold 25 Valle Nevado, Santiago Chile 2004-09-19
Jonatan Johansson 26 Whiteface Mountain, New York United States 2006-03-12
Doug Coombs 48 Couloir de Polichinelle, La Grave France 2006-04-03
Edward LaChapelle 80 Monarch Ski Area, Colorado United States 2007-02-01
Billy Poole 28 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah United States 2008-01-22
John McWethy 60 Keystone, Colorado United States 2008-02-06
Natasha Richardson 45 Mont Tremblant, Quebec Canada 2009-03-16
Shane McConkey 39 Dolomites Italy 2009-03-26
C. R. Johnson 26 Squaw Valley, California United States 2010-02-24
Arne Backstrom 29 Pisco Mountain, Cordillera Blanca Peru 2010-06-04
Jamie Pierre 38 Snowbird, Utah United States 2011-11-24
Asli Nemutlu 18 Konakli, Erzurum Turkey 2012-01-12
Sarah Burke 29 Park City, Utah United States 2012-01-19
Sylvan Walton 29 Jay Peak Resort, Jay, Vermont United States 2012-02-11 [15]
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau 44 Lech, Vorarlberg Austria 2012-02-17
Jonathan Stevens 23 French Alps France 2012-02-26
Nik Zoricic 29 Grindelwald, Bern Switzerland 2012-03-10
Claude Nobs 76 Caux-Sur-Montreux, Vaud Switzerland 2012-12-24 [16]
David Coe 58 Aspen, Colorado United States 2013-01-21
Natalie Egleston 48 Aspen, Colorado United States 2013-02-04 [17]
  • Toni Mark died three days after the accident, on March 10, 1959
  • Doak Walker died eight months after the accident, on September 27, 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tragedy mars Canadian ski triumph". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. February 9, 1959. p. 17. 
  2. ^ "Second skiing death". Ottawa Citizen. Associated Press. March 11, 1959. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "Australian skier killed in Olympic drill". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. January 26, 1964. p. 41. 
  4. ^ Hit a tree during a World Cup downhill. http://www.skihorizon.com/FR/magazine/itin02022001.asp
  5. ^ "Racing skier killed". Evening News (Newburgh, New York). Associated Press. March 17, 1972. p. 14A. 
  6. ^ "Ute skier killed". Deseret News. UPI. March 17, 1972. p. 12B. 
  7. ^ "Ski fall kills Roger Staub". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. July 1, 1974. p. C5. 
  8. ^ "U.S. ski jumper killed". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. January 6, 1975. p. 18. 
  9. ^ "Death of skier in downhill race pushes reform for added safety". Montreal Gazette. Reuters. December 9, 1975. p. 16. 
  10. ^ Crashed and suffered brain trauma during a World Cup downhill race at Lake Placid. After being in a coma for nearly six years, he died at age 24 on 26 February 1985 in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy.
  11. ^ "1988: Avalanche hits royal ski party". BBC News. 1988-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Austrian Skier Dies After Race Fall". The New York Times. 1991-01-20. 
  13. ^ "British Skier Dies After Training Crash". The Washington Post. 17 January 1996. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  14. ^ "Skiing mourns Cavagnoud". BBC. 2001-10-31. 
  15. ^ "Third run down Vermont trail was fatal for Mass. Snowboarder". The Boston Globe. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-16. [dead link]
  16. ^ Keepnews, Peter (11 January 2013). "Claude Nobs, Founder of Montreux Jazz Festival, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  17. ^ "Marketing executive dies in Aspen ski tragedy after another female skier slams into her when she stopped to clean her goggles". London: Daily Mail. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-16.