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Impressive powder avalanche at Bessans
This impressive avalanche was filmed by holiday maker Frédérick Douzet in the village of Bessans in the French Haute-Maurienne during the afternoon of Monday 11 Jan. There was no damage.
Well the weekend was a bit of a washout in many areas.
Ski resorts hit hard by lack of snow
Despite heavy snow and high avalanche risk at altitude many ski resorts are having trouble opening all their runs, or at all in the second week of January.
Pro rider Theo Lange caught by Tignes avalanche
Tuesday 5th January.
Where the recent snow has fallen
This image shows where the recent snow has fallen in the French Alps. It is taken from Meteo France figures from 1st Jan through to the predictions for Wednesday's dumpage.
Two dead and two seriously injuried in Savoie avalanches
With the avalanche risk between 4 and 3 today in the Savoyard ski resort of Val d'Isere the snow conditions continue to be very unstable.
Two killed by Chamonix avalanche
An avalanche has killed two Lithuanian ski alpinists in the Mont Blanc massive around midday today. The incident occurred above the Grands Montets ski area at 3200 meters altitude.
Alps from Space
This is a great picture taken of the Alps by British astronaut Tim Peake on the 27th of December from the International Space Station. I've added a few towns so you can orientate yourself.
25th December Snow and Avalanche conditions
The big melt continues. The freezing level is around 3000 meters this week.
Winter 2016: The sum of all our fears
Every General knows that it is dangerous to fight a battle on more than one front but for the second winter running that is exactly what Swiss ski resorts are faced with.
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