The body of a missing skier was recovered yesterday morning close to Abondance in the Haute-Savoie. The skier had been reported missing on the 24th.
Five ski tourers have discovered the body of a lone skier under the brèche Robert sud not far from the ski pistes of Chamrousse around 10h00 today.
Following the passage of storm Eleanor, the high winds, more than 220 km/h and frost, have caused significant damage to one of the portions of the cable carrying the Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable car.
It has been a long journey for Marker.
A ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche yesterday on the Pique Poque in the Hautes-Pyrénées near the ski resort of Piau-Engaly. The incident occured in the afternoon at 1600 meters altitude.
Jean Blanc, a ski instructor from Bonneval in the Maurienne, was killed by an avalanche on Thursday morning.
The Savoie rescue services have appealed for prudence after a 22 year old ski tourer was killed near the col des Fours at Val d'Isere yesterday.
A 49 year old skier has been found dead yesterday afternoon near the col de Rombières in the Cantal, part of the French Massif Central mountain range.
There were 22 deaths in the year to 30 september 2017 in France in 13 incidents. This is well below the long term average of approx 30 deaths per year in 21 incidents.
A ski tourer has been killed by a large avalanche under the summit of the Combe Bénite opposite the ski resort of La Plagne yesterday (15/12).