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Mont Blanc wild campers face 2 years prison
A bye-law has been passed banning wild camping on le Mont Blanc from June to the end of September. People caught breaking the rules can be fined 300,000 euros and face 2 years in prison.
Cross Country Skiing - Just can’t get enough
When the Alpine ski resorts close their lifts the main option for skiers who still want their fix of spring snow is to climb on skins.
Do cross country skiers dream of electric piste bashers?
Well yes, it appears they do. At least if discussions on forums are anything to go by.
Fatal avalanche in the Maritime Alps
Two local ski tourers were caught by an avalanche in the Vallon des Pontets near to Saint-Martin-Vésubie (French Alpes Maritimes) in the early afternoon today.
Experienced skier killed by spring snow avalanche near Chamonix
A skier has been killed by an avalanche in the Aiguilles Rouges mountains close to Chamonix.
Makibes BR3: the cheapest Strava watch... in the world.
There are lots of GPS watches on the market but prices range from around 120 euros for a basic Garmin to around 300 euros for an Apple watch.
France cracks down on rogue skiers
The French national parks have been getting tough on skiers found in nature reserves.
Avalanches and unstable conditions in the Alps
With the fresh snow last week there have been a number of avalanche incidents over the past few days. A reminder that care is needed even in the middle of spring.
Alpe d'Huez - les Deux Alpes Cable Car project
The public consultation for the long trailed cable-way link from l'Alpe d'Huez to les Deux Alpes has finally started and will run through to May. Don't make any property investments just yet.
Ski tourer killed by avalanche on the Pointe des Audras, Savoie
A female ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche on the Pointe des Audras above Bessans in the Haute-Maurienne. The area has been subject to very high winds from the south and poor weather.
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