On the afternoon of the 29th, at least five foreigners skiing in the backcountry off the course of a ski resort in Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture, were caught in an avalanche, and police searched for two unconscious men at the scene. will be held from the morning of the 30th.

Around 2:30 pm on the 29th, a foreign visitor reported to the police that an avalanche had occurred in the backcountry off the course of Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort in Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture.

According to the police and fire department, at least 10 people in 3 groups of foreigners were skiing at the scene, and at least 5 of them were caught in the avalanche.

At night, most of them descended to the foot of the mountain on their own, and one of them complained of pain in his right shoulder and was taken to the hospital.

In addition, according to the interviews so far, there are two unconscious men at the site of the avalanche, so the police will search the area from the morning of the 30th.

The site is said to be on the eastern slope of Tenguhara at an altitude of more than 2100 meters on Mt. Shirouma Norikura.

Avalanche accidents outside the course One after another in various places

Accidents in backcountry etc. are happening one after another in various places.

▽ In Nagano Prefecture, in addition to Otari Village this time, there have been two cases in Nozawa Onsen Village since the 28th, one person died and one person went missing.

▽ In Gunma Prefecture, on the 29th, a man who was snowboarding at Mt. Tanigawa was caught in an avalanche and died.

▽ In Hokkaido, on the 13th of this month, a German woman who was skiing on Mt. Yotei in Kutchan Town died after being caught in an avalanche.