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Body of lone skier found after Bauges avalanche
The body of a lone ski tourer has been found in the col de Chérel sector in the Bauges mountain range in the Northern French Alps. He is the 5th fatality in avalanche incidents this week.
BeLiight launches featherweight pin binding
A Haute-Savoyard startup based in the Arve valley and run by a young engineer and skimo competitor, has launched one of the lightest Pin bindings on the market at just 80 grammes per ski.
Fatal avalanches in the Jura and Chartreuse
It appears to be the season of unusual avalanches. A sixty year old man was caught by an avalanche on the Crêt de l’Aiguillon near the Menthières ski area in French Jura today (20/01/2021).
Nordic skiers killed by Avalanche in the Oisans
A couple of nordic skiers have been killed by an avalanche on the road from Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans to la Berarde. The couple had left on Monday afternoon from their second home.
Skier killed in Vosges avalanche
Two skiers have been caught by an avalanche in the Hohneck couloirs in the Vosges at around 13h today.
Series of avalanches, one fatal
With the first sunny day after a period of unsettled weather that had brought close to a meter of snow in some areas of the French Northern Alps the authorities feared the worst.
Avalanche fatality in Courchevel
The body of an Italian ski instructor, resident of Brides les Bains and missing since Wednesday has been found at 2200 meters altitude in the Vizelle sector of Courchevel under a meter of snow.
French ski lifts to remain shut to the 6th February 2021
Some lifts are open for ski club and training use. The Haute-Savoie will join the Hautes-Alpes with an 18-6h curfew. Other areas have a 20h-6h curfew. A form is needed to move around after 6pm.
Danger! persistent weak layers at altitude
If you’ve been paying attention to the avalanche bulletins, particularly those published in the Southern Alps, you’ll notice a new phrase: Situations avalancheuses typiques, what we in the English spe
Storm Bella has created a complicated avalanche situation in the Alps
Although the storm has brought less snow than forecast (10-30cm depending on mountain range) the storm force southerly winds have created new snow slabs on north facing slopes.
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