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Famous Skiing Deaths: Celebs Who Died in Ski Accidents

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Skiing accident deaths are now expected every ski season. Famous skiing deaths include actress and wife of Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson and singer/actor/US Congressman Sonny Bono. Ski accident deaths can happen to even the most experienced skier. The mountain/ski resort where they had their accident is listed as well.

What celebrities died skiing? Who are some famous people who died in ski related accidents? There have sadly been many tragic accidents on the slopes in the past few decades as people get more and more adventurous on the slopes. These celebs in ski accidents paid the price with their lives. 
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  • Mieczysław Karłowicz

    Dec. at 33 (1876-1909)
    Tatra Mountains
    Mieczysław Karłowicz ([miɛt͡ʂɨswaf ˈkarwɔvit͡ʂ], 11 December 1876 – 8 February 1909) was a...  more
  • Giacinto Sertorelli

    Dec. at 24 (1914-1938)
    Giacinto "Cinto" Sertorelli (January 1, 1914, Bormio, Lombardy – January 26, 1938) was an...  more
  • James Palmer-Tomkinson

    Dec. at 37 (1915-1952)
    1/7/1952
    James Algernon Palmer-Tomkinson (; born James Algernon Tomkinson; 3 April 1915 – 7 January...  more
  • John Semmelink

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Ross Milne

    Dec. at 20 (1944-1964)
    Innsbruck
    Leslie Ross Milne (3 October 1944 – 25 January 1964) was an alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Buddy Werner

    Dec. at 28 (1936-1964)
    Trais Fleur slope, St. Moritz
    Wallace Jerold "Buddy" Werner (February 26, 1936 – April 12, 1964) was an American alpine ski...  more
  • Barbara Henneberger

    Dec. at 24 (1940-1964)
    Trais Fleur slope, St. Moritz
    Barbara-Maria "Barbi" Henneberger (4 October 1940 – 12 April 1964) was an alpine ski racer and...  more
  • Michel Bozon

    Michel Bozon (c.1949 – 23 January 1970), was a World Cup alpine ski racer from France. Bozon,...  more
  • Josef Walcher

    Dec. at 30 (1954-1984)
    Schladming
    Josef "Sepp" Walcher (December 8, 1954 – January 22, 1984) was an Austrian World Cup alpine...  more
  • Leonardo David

    Dec. at 25 (1960-1985)
    Leonardo David (27 September 1960 – 26 February 1985) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Hugh Lindsay

    Dec. at 34 (1954-1988)
    Gotschnagrat Mountain, Klosters
    Major Hugh Charles Lyttelton Lindsay, LVO (3 May 1953 – 10 March 1988) was Equerry to Queen...  more
  • Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz

    Dec. at 53 (1936-1989)
    Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
    Alfonso, Duke of Anjou, Duke of Cádiz, Grandee of Spain (Alfonso Jaime Marcelino Manuel Víctor...  more
  • Duncan Macpherson

    Dec. at 69 (1924-1993)
    Stubai Alps
    Duncan Ian Macpherson, CM (September 20, 1924 in Toronto – May 3, 1993 in Beaverton, Ontario)...  more
  • Gernot Reinstadler

    Dec. at 21 (1970-1991)
    Gernot Reinstadler (24 August 1970 – 19 January 1991) was an Austrian ski racer. He was...  more
  • Ulrike Maier

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)
    Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Ulrike Maier (22 October 1967 – 29 January 1994) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Michael LeMoyne Kennedy

    Dec. at 39 (1958-1997)
    Aspen, Colorado
    Michael LeMoyne Kennedy (February 27, 1958 – December 31, 1997) was an American lawyer and...  more
  • Sonny Bono

    Dec. at 63 (1935-1998)
    Heavenly Ski Resort, Nevada
    Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American...  more
  • Doak Walker

    Dec. at 71 (1927-1998)
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Ewell Doak Walker II (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player. ...  more
  • Michel Trudeau

    Dec. at 23 (1975-1998)
    Kokanee Glacier Park, British Columbia
    Michel Charles-Émile Trudeau (October 2, 1975 – November 13, 1998) was the youngest son of...  more
  • R�gine Cavagnoud

    Pitztal Glacier, Innsbruck
  • Régine Cavagnoud

    Dec. at 31 (1970-2001)
    Pitztal Glacier, Innsbruck
    Régine Cavagnoud (27 June 1970 – 31 October 2001) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from...  more
  • Line Østvold

    Dec. at 26 (1978-2004)
    Valle Nevado, Santiago
    Line Lunde Østvold (7 November 1978 – 19 September 2004) was a Norwegian professional...  more
  • Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, New York
    Jonatan Lillebror Johansson (born 16 August 1975) is a Finnish former football player and...  more
  • Doug Coombs

    Dec. at 49 (1957-2006)
    Couloir de Polichinelle, La Grave
    Doug Coombs (September 24, 1957 – April 3, 2006) was an American alpine skier and mountaineer...  more
  • Edward LaChapelle

    Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)
    Monarch Ski Area near Silverton, Colorado
    Edward Randle "Ed" LaChapelle (May 31, 1926 – February 1, 2007) was an American avalanche...  more