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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.
Woman brought back from the dead after six hours in snowstorm
A British woman was revived after spending 6 hours in a state of complete cardio-vascular arrest.
Isothermal Snowfall - you cannae break the laws of physics
Typically the snowline is some 400 meters below the zero isotherm level. So if the zero isotherm (freezing point) is 2000 meters precipitation will fall as snow to 1600 meters.
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