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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.
The big 2019/2020 Resort Opening Post
As you may have seen some resorts in France have already opened but this weekend things really start to ramp up especially in the Pyrenees and Southern Alps which were blitzed by stormaggedon last wee
Is Queen Johaug killing women's skiing?
Cross country skier Therese Johaug is a huge star in Norway. Since her return to the sport following a drugs ban she has been dominant to the point of eclipsing her nearest opponents.
Ski tourer injured by Tournette avalanche
A 50 year old ski tourer has suffered a broken tibia after being caught by an avalanche on the North side of the emblematic Tournette mountain above Annecy Lake around 16h00 on Sunday.
First avalanche incident of the French winter
Two ski tourers have been injured by an avalanche in the Valfréjus ski area on Saturday. The ski lifts are currently closed.
A snowdome for Méribel
The Savoyard ski resort of Méribel, part of the Three Valleys ski area, wants to build a snowdowe “similar to that in Dubaï”. The project is part of the Chaudanne development plan.
French Avalanche Bulletins are Back
It is a sign of winter. The French avalanche bulletin service has restarted from the 30th October 2019.
Maurienne goes back to the past
“I’m sending you back, Marty, back to the 1980s” - so quipped a social media wag after reading the latest Maurienne 10 year plan which proposes a ski resort expansion fit for the era of the “plans nei
Skiogrande lift pass for the Maurienne
Fancy a ski safari in the Maurienne this season. Then the skiogrande (rio grande - geddit?) pass might be for you. It lets you ski in 17 ski areas.
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