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The following is a partial list of skiing deaths of notable people, in chronological order. It includes skiiers and snowboarders both professional (italics indicate those who died while active in their career) and recreational whose deaths are due to accidents or avalanches.

Name Age Location Country Date of accident
Mieczysław Karłowicz 32 Tatra Mountains Poland-Slovakia border 1909-02-08
Giacinto Sertorelli 22 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany 1938-01-26
James Palmer-Tomkinson 36 1952-01-07
Ross Milne 19 Innsbruck Austria 1964-01-25
Buddy Werner 28 Trais Fleur slope, St. Moritz Switzerland 1964-04-12
Barbara Henneberger 23 Trais Fleur slope, St. Moritz Switzerland 1964-04-12
Josef Walcher 29 Schladming Austria 1984-01-22
Leonardo David 24 Lake Placid, New York United States 1979-03-03[1]
Hugh Lindsay 43 or 44 Gotschnagrat Mountain, Klosters Switzerland 1988-03-10[2]
Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz 52 Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado United States 1989-01-30
Duncan MacPherson 23 Stubai Alps Austria 1989-08-10
Gernot Reinstadler 20 Wengen Germany 1991-01-20
Ulrike Maier 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany 1994-01-29
Michael Kennedy 39 Aspen, Colorado United States 1997-12-31
Sonny Bono 62 Heavenly Ski Resort, Nevada United States 1998-01-05
Doak Walker 71 Steamboat Springs, Colorado United States 1998-09-27
Michel Trudeau 23 Kokanee Glacier Park, British Columbia Canada 1998-11-13
Régine Cavagnoud 31 Pitztal Glacier, Innsbruck Austria 2001-10-31[3]
Line Østvold 25 Valle Nevado, Santiago Chile 2004-09-19
Jonatan Johansson 26 Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, 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 near Silverton, Colorado United States 2007-02-01
John McWethy 60 Keystone, Colorado United States 2008-02-06
Natasha Richardson 45 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Canada 2009-03-16


  1. ^ 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 on 26 February 1985 in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy.
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