Posted on: 2013-04-27 01:39:44 by davidof

Manslaughter investigation into Arcs piste avalanche

A manslaughter inquiry has been opened by the Albertville prosecutor following the death of a Russian skier at les Arcs on the 29th of March. The 41 year old skier was on an open piste when she was buried by an avalanche.

The inquiry is looking into the reasons behind the avalanche on the Grand Renard red and the precautions taken by the ski resort of les Arcs. The inquiry, which is complex, will probably take several months to report. It must decide if the avalanche was predictable and whether the clearance work carried out was sufficient given the conditions. The sector had been controlled the morning of the slide.

There are some precdents: