Snow and Avalanche (124)
A year after the Manaslu avalanche
In a long interview given to Antoine Chandellier the father of Courchevel ski instructor and trainee guide Grégory Costa, killed a year ago today in an avalanche in Nepal, criticises the state of comm
Julien Lopez talks about getting caught in an avalanche
Sometimes avalanches catch up with even the fastest, strongest skiers. In this video La Plagne freerider Julien Lopez describes trying to outrun the slide, until he falls and is covered by the debris.
Why are so many of the best skiers dying?
In an article for Power Magazine entitled "Nature's Feedback", Matt Hanson asks why so many of the best skier's are dying.
Not waving but drowning
16 deaths in a weekend: Tourists ignoring warnings put out by the authorities. Calls to fine or ban people going outside marked and patrolled areas.
Drones to the rescue of Avalanche Victims
With flying time costing 2000 euros per hour only the most prestigious ski resorts have a helicopter on stand-by.
Avalanche Sharks, The Movie
It's Spring Break in the mountains and that means snowboard dudes, pneumatic bikini clad co-eds, beer and er sharks.
Avalanche Clearance at Bonneval-sur-Arc
On the 17th April I was able to witness this fantastic avalanche in the ruisseau d'Andagne, between Bonneval-sur-Arc and Bessans in the Maurienne valley.The film isn't great.
Snow Cover Mid-April 2013
Snow cover is still excellent in the Alps and Pyrenees above 1800 meters.
High speed camera shoots falling snowflake
Researchers have developed a camera system that shoots pure snowflakes as they fall from the sky. It seems the classic picture of a snowflake is the exception rather than the rule.
Snow Cover, start of April 2013
Snow cover is still excellent in the French Alps and Pyrénées. Skiable snow can be found down to 1000m on many slopes with a 100cm of snow at 1500 meters altitude.
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