I have covered all the fatal avalanches since 2001/2. This year we have 7 fatalities in France that I know about. The Haute-Savoie fire services report an incident in the Combe de Tardevant in the Aravis on Saturday but I don’t have any details of this yet.
This time last year there were 4 fatalities by the same date but this year is close to average for France. However the mountains missed the heavy snow of November that has caused a lot of problems in Switzerland and Austria. The North American figures also look very high, around 20 deaths I think.
Overall for France conditions have been pretty stable and predictable with incidents largely confined to days during or after storms. This is our report for 2006-2007
However we welcome any additional reports you might like to post to the forums.
I should add that the purpose of the PisteHors reports is the gather as much information as possible for educational purposes. I know the guys at TGR do a good job too. However I feel for some websites it is internet voyeurism with a lot of inaccurate speculation which I don’t think is useful.