State disaster management official Amir Ali says rescuers are searching for two other men missing since the avalanche struck Monday night near the militarized cease-fire line that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Avalanches and landslides are common in Kashmir thanks to heavy snowfall and frequent rain.
Winds gusting up to 27 miles (44 kilometers) per hour shattered windows, pulled rooftops off homes and uprooted trees across the region late Monday. Ali says hundreds of homes were damaged in the main city of Srinagar and elsewhere.
Schools were closed Tuesday as debris was cleared.