Snow and Avalanche (119)
What lies beneath
As you ski around on a layer of fresh powder every wondered what lies beneath your feet? Well this video is the snow equivalent of Jaws for skiers.
Series of avalanches across French Alps leaves four dead
A series of avalanches across the French Alps this weekend has left four dead as well as a number of injured.
Chris Davenports avalanche avoidance tips
You guys probably know more about Chris Davenport than me. The 43 year old Aspen pro skier has climbed and skied on Everest as well as winning the world extreme ski championships. Twice.
Route planning in avalanche terrain
As anyone who looks at the French avalanche bulletins will notice there is a lot of risk 3 (Considerable danger) and risk 4 (High) announced at the moment.
All the gear, but no idea
Le Matin Swiss has published a fuller interview with Dominique Perret.
The 7 Laux ski resort has been doing avalanche control work in its famous Vallons du Pra sector today.
Watch Out! Say Swiss Mountain Guides
After the deadliest start to the ski season for 15 years in the Swiss Alps an article in Swiss newspaper Le Matin warns that the avalanche situation is so bad that even pros don't want to go off pi
Meteo France issues avalanche warning
The last few days of 2013 have seen quite a few avalanche accidents, in part due to the number of holiday makers in the mountains, in part due to the current conditions.
Avalanche warning from Hautes-Alpes mountain rescue
The CRS des Alpes in Briançon has issued the following warning: The snowpack in the Hautes-Alpes is particuarly unstable at the moment, something that is at odds with what you may read in the avalanch
December 2013 snow conditions in the French Mountains
Despite early season snow, conditions have been a bit poor in recent weeks outside of open ski runs where cold night weather has enabled some snowmaking.
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