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Icy slopes block skiers
The recent snow (up to 25cm in the French Northern Alps) has improved the skiing conditions but the wind has stripped much of the fresh snow on exposed slopes leaving hard, icy surfaces that have surp
Tragedy on the Haute-Route
"It was like a battlefield, so I said to myself there is very little chance that some of them are alive" - Tommaso Piccioli, one of the three survivors of the Haute-Route disaster that killed 7 of his
Mayor warns after-hours ski tourers to keep out
Another accident involving a piste groomer and ski tourers has occured. This time on the pistes of Bernex in the Chablais.
The post climate change era
Announcing the last minute cancellation of the Trans-jurassienne long distance cross country skiing race today Marie-Guite Dufay, president of the regional government spoke of "adapting to the post cl
Savoie on orange alert for avalanches
Meteo France has put the departments of the Savoie and Haute-Savoie on orange alert for avalanches and has warned that with the heavy rain and thaw on Sunday that infrastructure could be affected or r
Stability tests on the 29th at the Tête du Torraz in the Aravis at 1810 meters altitude. The slab was due to drifting and was resting on a weak layer of angular grains.
Two skiers killed in Les Sybelles ski area
With a return to better weather following fresh snow in the French Alps there has been a series of avalanche incidents including two fatalities at La Toussuire, part of the les Sybelles domain in the
Multiple avalanche incidents in the French Alps
The rescue service have been involved in a number of avalanche incidents in the French Alps today.
High Avalanche Risk in the French Alps
Following fresh snow (20cm from 1000 meters altitude, up to 80cm locally) and very strong winds the avalanche risk is High over much of the Northern French Alps and the northern half of the Southern F
Ski resorts sabotaged
Skiers arriving at Allevard on Saturday morning were greeted by a rare sight. The pistes had not been prepared overnight leaving 20cm of fresh snow.
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