Juliette Benedicto and Tanguy Vuillet killed by cornice fall in the Aravis

Well known French national Trail team member Juliette Benedicto and elite cross country racer Tanguy Vuillet have been killed in the Aravis mountains following a cornice fall. Benedicto, 33 years old and a mother of two won the AlpsMan "iron man" competition at Annecy last year.

Posted by davidof on the 15 Feb 2019

65 year old ski tourer badly injured by Ubaye avalanche

A 65 year old skier tourer has been badly injured in the Southern Alps after triggering an avalanche at around 2000 meters altitude under the CrĂȘte de la Pierre EclatĂ©e (2713m) in the department of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Posted by davidof on the 09 Feb 2019

Last Run

This is the last sighting of Sacha Arabadzic. An 18 year old skier who disappeared on Thursday 31st January 2019. Since then, not a trace. The mountain rescue would like to get in touch with whoever took the photo (assuming it wasn't done by Sacha himself from a monopod or selfie stick).

Posted by davidof on the 03 Feb 2019

Fatal avalanche in Val Cenis

An off piste skier has been killed and two others injured in an incident at the ski resort of Val Cenis at around 14h30. According to a statement released by the Prefecture a total of 10 skiers were caught by the avalanche which occurred at around 2300 meters on north facing slopes in the Sources/Montfroid sector, to the east of the Source chair, between the ski areas of Lanslebourg et Termignon.

Posted by davidof on the 02 Feb 2019

Chamechaude avalanche

A 54 year old male ski tourer has been injured following an avalanche on the Chamechaude mountain in the Chartreuse close to Grenoble this morning. The man was part of a group of 3 on the classic climbing trail above the Bachasons refuge.

Posted by bubb on the 31 Jan 2019

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Trip Reports

St Hilaire Spring Skiing

A tour of the pistes and off pistes of the old "phantom village". The village was demolished this autumn so to some extent it is much less interesting but it opens up a much more skiable off piste area to the right of the main ski runs looking down the mountain.

Posted by davidof on the 02/20/2019

Crust skiing on the Sagnes marshes

A tour of the Sagnes marches which I'd not done for some time and Thibaut had never been here. Unfortunately the runs were only partially open. Nice to be skiing on the flat for once but not really the best conditions with some refrozen tracks etc.

Posted by davidof on the 02/19/2019

Col de Marcieu

The col de Marcieu is a small family oriented ski resort located in the French Chartreuse mountains on the Petites Roches plateau between Grenoble and Chambery. There is a restaurant and ski hire. It is served by TransIsere bus 6550 from Grenoble/La Tronche.

Posted by davidof on the 02/18/2019

St Hilaire du Touvet

St Hilaire du Touvet is situated on the Plateau des Petites Roches in the French Chartreuse Mountains between Grenoble and Chambery. It has 10km of ski runs and 350 meters of vertical. The skiing is surprisingly interesting for a small ski area with a backdrop of the vast limestone walls of the Chartreuse.

Posted by davidof on the 02/17/2019

Le Collet d'Allevard

The ski resort of Le Collet d'Allevard is situated in the Belledonne mountainsin the French Northern Alps. The lift served area extends from 1450 metres to 2100 metres. There are 35 km of lift served runs.

Posted by davidof on the 02/16/2019