Snow and Avalanche (118)
Summary of 2013/2014 Winter Conditions
Winter started relatively early in 2013. The first permanent snow fell in the first half of October at altitude with a major storm cycle early in November.
Six skiers caught by la Clusaz avalanche
A large natural avalanche caught six ski tourers, seriously injuring two in the Combe à Marion near the ski resort of la Clusaz a little after 11h00 on Sunday morning.
Two snowshoers killed by Pyrenean avalanche
Two snowshoers have been killed and another injured on Saturday afternoon in the Ariege region of the French Pyrenees close to Rabat les Trois Seigneurs. They were hit by a 300 meter long slide.
Helmet cam footage of the Sochi slide
This helmetcam footage shows the avalanche that crossed a liason on the Labirint run in the Roza Khutor ski area of Sochi the day after it opened to the public for the first time following the Olympic
The death of a guide
It was a bright clear spring day at the end of April on Mont Blanc. A party of skiers and their guide stood admiring the scenery at 4300 meters on the Col du Dome.
An ordinary day...
Sylvain was a strong all round skier, whether on skis, snowboard or telemark.
Four skier deaths in falls in Northern Alps
Four skiers have been killed by falls in separate incidents in the French Alps over the last two days.
Different risksDoes anyone think it makes sense that the avalanche risk for Tuesday 4/02/14 in Grande Rousses and Belledonne is 3/4 and that the joining Maurienne is only 2 or am I missing something?
Series of accidents in French Alps
There have been a series of accidents off-piste on Sunday in the Alps. In the most serious a snowboarder was killed in the Pied du Moutet sector of les Deux Alpes.
isotherm 0C forecasts on MeteoFrance - strange?
In the last year or so, MeteoFrance started doing something I love – posting forecasts of the altitude of freezing temperature for different times of day for each mountain group and ski station.
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