The slide left a big chunk of the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park buried in 15 metres of snow.
It was one of the deadliest snowslide disasters in Japan in the past decade, according to Japan's Kyodo News agency.
Rescuers in Italy erupted in cheers Monday after the puppies were discovered in an air pocket of a luxury hotel buried under tons of snow.
UPDATE: People have been found alive inside the Hotel Rigopiano in the Abruzzo region, local media reported. Two, a mother and daughter, have been rescued and taken to hospital.
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Estelle Balet died Tuesday while filming in the Swiss Alps.
The human-caused avalanche was triggered Friday near the village of McBride, close to the border with Alberta. Several groups of snowmobilers were caught in the slide.
The group were skiing on a closed run when they were hit by the wall of snow, officials said.
Two climbers are also missing after Tuesday's avalanche on the 13,000-foot Dôme de Neige des Ecrins mountain.
On Monday, a massive avalanche of mud and debris hit a small town in western Colombia, which officials said was practically "wiped off the map."
A German climber filmed a wall of snow as it demolished a camp in Himalayas.
Rescue workers dug through the snow with their hands to save people.
Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died Monday at the Sölden ski resort.
At least 39 people died and 60 other people remain missing five days after a blizzard and avalanches hit Nepal's mountainous region.
An Australian tourist and three Tibetans have died in an avalanche on Mount Everest while touring a restricted area.
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Authorities say five snowboarders were killed in an avalanche on Colorado's Loveland Pass Saturday.
Like. A. Boss. Watch the money shot at the :57 second mark.
This is one lucky, lucky lady. Meesh Hytner was doing some backcountry snowboarding in southern Colorado when shit got insane. Thank god she had that airbag.
In chronological order! Today's disaster is merely one of many reminders that Mother Nature only tolerates our presence most of the time. From ancient Greece to modern day Peru, millions have suffered the devastating effects of tectonic shift.
Damn nature, you scary!