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Ski tourer injured by Tournette avalanche
A 50 year old ski tourer has suffered a broken tibia after being caught by an avalanche on the North side of the emblematic Tournette mountain above Annecy Lake around 16h00 on Sunday.
First avalanche incident of the French winter
Two ski tourers have been injured by an avalanche in the Valfréjus ski area on Saturday. The ski lifts are currently closed.
A snowdome for Méribel
The Savoyard ski resort of Méribel, part of the Three Valleys ski area, wants to build a snowdowe “similar to that in Dubaï”. The project is part of the Chaudanne development plan.
French Avalanche Bulletins are Back
It is a sign of winter. The French avalanche bulletin service has restarted from the 30th October 2019.
Maurienne goes back to the past
“I’m sending you back, Marty, back to the 1980s” - so quipped a social media wag after reading the latest Maurienne 10 year plan which proposes a ski resort expansion fit for the era of the “plans nei
Skiogrande lift pass for the Maurienne
Fancy a ski safari in the Maurienne this season. Then the skiogrande (rio grande - geddit?) pass might be for you. It lets you ski in 17 ski areas.
Tignes opening delayed
Despite some recent high altitude snow Tignes have announced that the glacier is not in a good enough state to open this weekend for the autumn season.
Death of guide Didier Givois
We are very sad to hear of the death of guide and skier Didier Givois after a fall on the Grand pic de la Lauzière last Thursday.
Global warming "worse than forecast"
New climate change models from the prestigious French CNRS, CEA and Meteo France are forecasting that temperatures will rise by +7C by the end of the century with current rates of growth.
Young German film maker Florian Nick spent 2 weeks on Mont Blanc to record a little under 4 minutes of amazing footage of the mountain and its glaciers.
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