Access to close to 100 homes has been blocked due to the avalanche and there is no power in the area, a local official said.
"Sheer unbridled terror. I swung wildly trying to get my second tool into place. I thought for sure I was going to die," the mountain climber revealed.
The skier's fall occurred in the "Apocalypse Couloir," a notoriously dangerous slope located in Death Canyon in Wyoming.
Rather than try to outrun the avalanche, the skier decided to hang on to a tree and waited for it to pass.
The area where the pair died in an avalanche last week has seen 15 inches of snow since then, as more avalanche warnings are issued across the state.
Bobby White and Josh Trujillo were backcountry skiing in Colorado when they began frantically searching for a 2-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever named Apollo.
The bodies of local man Thomas Devine, Matthew Nyman of Colorado and Edward Watson from Miami were recovered on Wednesday.
People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts and travel conditions
Anyone in the states should watch for changing conditions including avalanches, heavy snowfall or rain, strong wind or rapidly warming temperatures.
The avalanche occurred on Wardner Peak, a 6,200ft mountain near the Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho.
A 45-year-old man died after he was caught in an avalanche as he headed down the slope of Dutch Draw in Park City, Utah.
The pair were climbing Whitehorn Mountain in British Columbia.
A team has used scars in tree rings to track avalanches.
During training on mountain warfare and cold weather operations in Vermont, six U.S. Army soldiers were caught up in an avalanche.
Winter is coming and Russia's scientists are getting loaded guns to fight deadly snowslides.
Russ Kurth, 63, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Five have been confirmed dead and nine, including four children, have been rescued.
An estimated 23 people are still missing after the Hotel Rigopiano was destroyed in an avalanche.
Americans Alex Lowe and David Bridges were filming a documentary series for NBC Sports when the avalanche struck.
Search and rescue teams are still looking for a couple who disappeared over the weekend.
A 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and a Ukrainian adult skier were killed on a closed slope.
The avalanche occurred around noon local time on the Dome de Neige des Ecrins mountain.