A 46 Canadian ski tourer was killed by an avalanche near the ski resort of Ste Foy Taretaise in the Savoie department of the French Alps on Friday (20/1). The incident occurred in the early afternoon below the Col de l'Argentière near the pointe d'Archeboc at around 2100 meters altitude. The avalanche risk was 2/5.
The victim was part of a group of 3 ski tourers.
On Thursday a man was caught by an avalanche near the Brèche de Portetta above Pralognan-la-Vanoise. Carries 100 meters and completely buried he was rescued without injury by his companions.