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Ski tourer killed by avalanche at Valmeinier
A skier has been killed by an avalanche in the Pas des Griffes sector of the Valmeinier ski resort in the French Maurienne.
Series of avalanches in the French Alps
Following a long anticyclone fresh snowfall has led to a series of avalanches across the French Alps, fortunately non fatal.
Teen injured in Sept Laux snow slide
A teenager had a narrow escape after being buried in an avalanche in the 7 Laux ski resort close to Grenoble. The 13 year old boy was skiing with his dad off piste from the Dôme des Oudis.
Soldier killed by avalanche close to Grenoble
Two soldiers, aged in their twenties, have been caught by a small avalanche at around 1800 meters while climbing on the west-north-west side of the Grand Colon (2394m) near to Grenoble late this after
Authorities warn resort ski tourers to take care
Ski touring in ski resorts up ski runs is increasingly popular, especially after hours. Ski manufacturers even promote it in advertising.
Savoie on avalanche alert
The Savoie and Haute-Savoie prefectures have warned backcountry travellers of a dangerous avalanche situation in all the mountain ranges of the departments for Tuesday 24th December.
Old snow, persistent weak layers and guided groups
Old snow problems, aka persistent weak layers (PWL) are a fragile layer in the snow pack that takes a very long time to stabilize.
Vars off piste skier killed by avalanche
A skier has been killed by an avalanche in the ski resort of Vars in the Hautes-Alpes on Saturday afternoon. The avalanche occurred at 16h30 at 1800 meters altitude in the Claux sector.
French Alps on Avalanche Alert
Meteo France has placed the Isere, Savoie departments on an orange alert for avalanche risk for Saturday (14 Dec 2019).
Walker injured by Pyrenees avalanche
Three walkers were caught by an avalanche in the early afternoon today while they were walking to the étang de Fontargente in the French Pyrenees in the Ariège department.
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