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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.
Ski tourer killed by avalanche near Samoëns
A 52 year old French ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche on the tête de Bossetan (2406 m.) above the ski resort of Samoëns in the Haute-Savoie.
The victory that shook the Scandies
Dorothea Wierer’s overall victory in the IBU Biathlon World Cup this year, the first Italian to do so, is the end of a long journey for the Italians in nordic ski events that started with Franco Nones
390 billion tons of snow and ice vanish due to climate change
According to an article in USA Today, based on a report in Nature, the earth's glaciers and permanent snowfields are losing 390 billion tons of snow and ice each year.
Series of ski accidents in the French Alps
A 64 year old ski tourer was killed on the Pointe de Plovezan (2644 meters) in the Beaufortain above Aime la Plagne this morning.
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