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French Alps Placed on Avalanche Alert
All the snow professionals, be they guides or instructors, mountain leaders or resort employees working in the mountains, forecasters, rescue workers, avalanche experts, are sounding the alarm.
Fatal avalanche in the Pyrenees
A lone ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche in the Luz Ardiden ski area, currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Two fatal avalanche incidents in the French Northern Alps
The avalanche situation continues to be sensitive with two further deaths and a number of other skier triggered slides today.
Deadly weekend in the French Alps
The series of avalanche incidents continued over this weekend. Today at 15h30 two ski tourers were caught by an avalanche in the Col de Rossanaz (1714m.
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.
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