Snow and Avalanche (118)
Avalanche warning for French Alps
The authorities have issued a series of avalanche warnings for the French Northern Alps and Hautes-Alpes department giving the risk of skier triggered avalanches between High (4/5) and Considerable (3
Meteo France repeats avalanche warning for Pyrenees and Corsica
Due to snowfall during Saturday 2nd December the avalanche risk is markedly increased in certain mountain areas.
Switzerland: lowest number of avalanche fatalities in 20 years
With just 7 fatalities in avalanches this winter Switzerland has seen one of the safest winter seasons on record.
Following the Tignes avalanche there is a lot of confusion, both in the press and amongst some skiers as to how the avalanche was triggered.
Ski tourer killed by Pyrenees avalanche
An avalanche has claimed the life of a female ski tourer in the Ossau sector of the Pyrenees today. The avalanche occurred in the vallon de Gabardères just after 13h00 at 1850 meters.
Worst start to the European winter in living memory?
They always say that if your headline asks a question then the answer is probably no and so it is in this case as we'll explain.
Avalanche Warning : Exceptional snowfall in frontier ranges.
A weather system is still very active in the Southern Alps today and is bringing precipitation in the from of snow above approx. 2200 meters altitude.
Tignes plans snowdome for 2018
No you are not dreaming. High altitude ski resort Tignes plans to build a snow dome. At more than 2000 meters altitude.
It is a word that strikes fear into every winter sports enthusiast's heart. Foehn.
French maps to show 30 degree slopes
The French Mapping Organization (IGN - l’Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière) will update its mapping data with slope information for the winter 2016/2017.
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