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Winter tires compulsory for France?
The ski forums have been abuzz with rumours that France is about to follow other European countries in making winter tires compulsory.
The disappearance of Simon Gautier, a hiker, in the south of Italy in August almost caused a diplomatic incident. Simon fell into a ravine and was suffering from an open fracture to his legs.
Public inquiry slams “half baked” Oisans cable car link
A public inquiry into the Oisans development plan and the proposed Alpe d’Huez to les Deux Alpes cable car link has severely criticised the project.
Is summer skiing dead in France?
With the closure of the Deux Alpes glacier on the 7th August summer skiing is officially over in France and many are questioning how long the activity can continue.
Major setback for l'Alpe d'Huez expansion
The ski resort of l'Alpe d'Huez has received a serious blow to its expansion plans following the cancellation of planning permission (UTN) granted in 2017 enabling an extra 68,000m2 of land to be buil
On cross country skis, and why not?
David Picard and Nicolas Perrier work for the ESF at Chamrousse and are coaches with the SNBC (Belledonne-Chamrousse ski club).
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.
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