With just 7 fatalities in avalanches this winter Switzerland has seen one of the safest winter seasons on record.
Despite generally stable avalanche conditions, the risk is currently between 1 / 2 in the area, two skiers were caught by a large slab avalanche in the Embrunais sector of the Hautes Alpes.
A video has emerged of the moment that a powder avalanche crossed the Carline ski slope in Tignes earlier in the month.
According to an article in today's Dauphine Libere newspaper the Compagnie des Alpes has thrown in the towel at la Grave due to the problems between Denis Creissels and the town hall.
A series of avalanches have left 4 off piste skiers dead and another seriously injured despite his airbag.
24 year old Italian skimo racer, Margherita Beria D'Argentina, has been killed with two other skiers on the Italian side of Mont Chaberton.
Following the Tignes avalanche there is a lot of confusion, both in the press and amongst some skiers as to how the avalanche was triggered.
They'd played it by the book. This French family holidaying in Tignes had hired Laurent Ruiz, one of the most experienced snowboard instructors in the resort.
A series of avalanches in the French Alps have left 3 people dead. On Saturday a ski instructor was killed close to the resort of Montgenèvre.
A ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche near the summit of the Ombilic between the Gondran and Infernet forts close to Briançon in the Hautes-Alpes on Saturday afternoon.