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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.
Thomas Diet killed in car accident
Val Thorens freestyle pioneer and ski instructor Thomas Diet has been killed at the weekend in a head on collision with a bus at Belleville. The 35 year old was married with two children.
Fatal avalanche at Saint-François-Longchamp
A 55 year old man has died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Saint-François-Longchamp.
Missing Val Thorens skier killed by avalanche
A 72 year old skier, reported missing since Thursday evening in the ski resort of Menuires has been found dead in the Boismint sector of neighbouring Val Thorens this morning.
Wild Kong is dead
La Tania blog has reported that 200 kph winds have broken "Wild Kong", the statue by scupture Richard Orlinski, in two. He was positioned on top of the Saulire in Courchevel this winter.
British ski tourer killed by avalanche at Serre Chevalier
A 61 year old British ski tourer, resident of Jersey, has been killed by an avalanche in woodland above Monêtier les Bains in Serre Chevalier.
Analysis of the Crans Montana avalanche
Initial reports were of many buried on the open black Kandahar piste at Crans Montana.
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