Two skiers killed on closed piste

A father and his 11 year old daughter have been killed by an avalanche on a closed piste in the ski resort of Val d'Isere. The combe du Géant in the Pissalais sector was closed due to the risk of avalanche. There had been around 40cm of fresh snow over the previous 48 hours.

Posted by davidof on the 18 February 2018

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Trip Reports

Couloir Virgule before Carmen

The weather service announced a window from 10 to 2 pm, just before the arrival of storm Carmen. It had snowed overnight but only about 15cm. With the heavy rain at the weekend the snow depths have reduced from 70 to 30cm at 1000m but still enough to tour as it is relatively dense but somewhat discontinuous in the Chartreuse forests.

Posted by davidof on the 2018-01-01

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  1. Fantom Village
  2. Christmas Lunch
  3. Phantom Village and Canyon
  4. Training


Scia NW Couloir

Follow the trail to the habert d'Aiguebelle (refuge, renovated in 2008 but closed). Take the path that climbs on the left bank of the valley and after 150 meters turn to the south-east to climb through a glade (pt 1500m - ravin de Muret).

Posted by davidof on the 20 March 2017

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  1. Mont Noir les Coulmes
  2. Orionde NW face
  3. Cime de la Jasse, north couloirs
  4. Point Arpire

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