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Two skiers have been caught by an avalanche while ski touring above the resort of Avoriaz which is currently closed. Carried for 200 meters by the slide one of the skiers, a Swiss national, was seriously injured in the accident.
The snow cover is thin below 1600 m so this seemed like a good plan to go powder hunting on north and west slopes. In fact the power was in the NW->W sector, the N slopes having been scoured by the foehn on Monday.
Posted by davidof on the 2013-12-05
if the snow cover is sufficient try to follow the path through the forest to the cross country ski trails at 1420 meters. Follow the trails to the Forest Caban then a right hand hairpin at 1520 meters.
Posted by davidof on the 05 December 2013