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Is summer skiing dead in France?
With the closure of the Deux Alpes glacier on the 7th August summer skiing is officially over in France and many are questioning how long the activity can continue.
Major setback for l'Alpe d'Huez expansion
The ski resort of l'Alpe d'Huez has received a serious blow to its expansion plans following the cancellation of planning permission (UTN) granted in 2017 enabling an extra 68,000m2 of land to be buil
On cross country skis, and why not?
David Picard and Nicolas Perrier work for the ESF at Chamrousse and are coaches with the SNBC (Belledonne-Chamrousse ski club).
Mont Blanc wild campers face 2 years prison
A bye-law has been passed banning wild camping on le Mont Blanc from June to the end of September. People caught breaking the rules can be fined 300,000 euros and face 2 years in prison.
Cross Country Skiing - Just can’t get enough
When the Alpine ski resorts close their lifts the main option for skiers who still want their fix of spring snow is to climb on skins.
Do cross country skiers dream of electric piste bashers?
Well yes, it appears they do. At least if discussions on forums are anything to go by.
Fatal avalanche in the Maritime Alps
Two local ski tourers were caught by an avalanche in the Vallon des Pontets near to Saint-Martin-Vésubie (French Alpes Maritimes) in the early afternoon today.
Experienced skier killed by spring snow avalanche near Chamonix
A skier has been killed by an avalanche in the Aiguilles Rouges mountains close to Chamonix.
Makibes BR3: the cheapest Strava watch... in the world.
There are lots of GPS watches on the market but prices range from around 120 euros for a basic Garmin to around 300 euros for an Apple watch.
France cracks down on rogue skiers
The French national parks have been getting tough on skiers found in nature reserves.
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