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Avalanche fatality in Courchevel
The body of an Italian ski instructor, resident of Brides les Bains and missing since Wednesday has been found at 2200 meters altitude in the Vizelle sector of Courchevel under a meter of snow.
French ski lifts to remain shut to the 6th February 2021
Some lifts are open for ski club and training use. The Haute-Savoie will join the Hautes-Alpes with an 18-6h curfew. Other areas have a 20h-6h curfew. A form is needed to move around after 6pm.
Danger! persistent weak layers at altitude
If you’ve been paying attention to the avalanche bulletins, particularly those published in the Southern Alps, you’ll notice a new phrase: Situations avalancheuses typiques, what we in the English spe
Storm Bella has created a complicated avalanche situation in the Alps
Although the storm has brought less snow than forecast (10-30cm depending on mountain range) the storm force southerly winds have created new snow slabs on north facing slopes.
Avalanche fatality near the Col du Galibier
A ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche in the Hautes-Alpes near to the col du Lauteret.
Current Avalanche Conditions
There have been a considerable number of avalanches over the weekend but also a lot of activity in the mountains following the French lock-down.
Ski resorts ban ski touring
A number of mayors have taken the decision to impose a temporary ban on ski touring in their communities.
Savoie avalanche forecaster warns of Persistent Weak Layer problem
Avalanche forecaster Frederic Cabot has been checking out the situation at altitude in the Beaufortain mountain range and the picture is somewhat troubling.
Skiing the last days of summer
Today has a distinct wintery feel to it. Snow is on the mountains down to 1600 meters and a cold north wind is blowing but we've just had a perfect month of Indian Summer.
Strava kills "stalking" feature
Social networking and privacy make pretty strange bedfellows as sports site Strava has been discovering.
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