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Pyrenean local authorities warn of avalanche risk
The local authorities and mountain rescue in the Hautes Pyrénées department have asked back-country travellers to be careful if they venture into the mountains.
First turns Chamrousse
On Tuesday Guillaume Deschanel got some early turns in at Olympic Chamrousse in the French Alps near Grenoble. The conditions don't look too bad, for a 7th November.
Race to open resorts following record snowfall
A classic autumn Mediterranean low pressure system has brought up to a meter of snow in the Cuneo region of Italy yesterday. Half a meter on the French border areas in the Southern Alps.
Hot and dry start to winter
Hot and dry, that’s how Meteo France sees the start to this winter in the southern half of Europe. So pretty much the same scenario as the last two years.
Early season avalanche on Mont Blanc kills climber
A 19 year old man has been killed in an avalanche incident on Mont Blanc on Monday 23rd October. The accident occurred near the Col du Miage (3358m) shortly after 9am.
Ex-pisteur killed by Sainte-Foy avalanche
With the "little winter" the end of the season has been particularly deadly this year especially along the French/Italian border.
4 dead in French Alps Avalanches
Two avalanches have claimed four lives in the French Alps. At around 10h this morning an avalanche under the col du Greffier (3,086 meters) killed a group of three ski tourers.
Switzerland: lowest number of avalanche fatalities in 20 years
With just 7 fatalities in avalanches this winter Switzerland has seen one of the safest winter seasons on record.
Ski tourer injured by large avalanche in southern alps
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.
Tignes Carline Avalanche Video
A video has emerged of the moment that a powder avalanche crossed the Carline ski slope in Tignes earlier in the month.
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