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Peyragudes piste patrollers have lucky escape
Two very experienced piste patrollers had a narrow escape in the ski resort of Peyragudes on Tuesday (29/01/2019) when they were caught by an avalanche.
Fatal avalanche at les Deux Alpes
Two off piste skiers have been killed following an avalanche near the ski resort of les Deux Alpes. Both victims were men aged in their 50s, part of a group of four.
Flaine boarder's pothole hell
A snowboarder is in a serious but stable condition after a fall into a pothole while off piste in the ski resort of Flaine in the Haute-Savoie. The incident occured mid-morning on the 29/Jan2019.
The Foulée Blanche 2019
The Foulée Blanche (the white stride) is a long distance cross country skiing event organized on the Vercors Plateau at Autrans.
Avalanche alert for the central and eastern Pyrenees
Meteo France has issued an orange avalanche alert for the Eastern and Central Pyrenees where up to a meter to 1.
Avalanches and the third degree
The Swiss prealps were the scene of a number of avalanche accidents last weekend including two fatal incidents on Saturday that killed two ski tourers.
Arva launches mini beacon with maxi features
The Haute-Savoyard firm of Nic-Impex/Arva has been inspired by the evolution in smart phone technology with its new Evo 5 avalanche beacon which measures just 11x7 cm and weighs 170 grammes.
Pyrenees on avalanche alert
An Orange avalanche alert has been issued for West and Central areas of the French Pyrenees for Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
Weak layer collapse
French avalanche expert Alain Duclos has posted another of his interesting videos on slab triggering. This is on a west facing slope on the 16th January 2019 at 2900 meters in the Vanoise.
Avalanche incident at Val Meinier
A Roumanian women has been injured by an avalanche skiing off piste in the Ski Resort of Val Meinier in the Haute-Maurienne.
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