Did you see this in la Montagne (Google Translation)
A skier was swept 600 meters by an avalanche at 13 hours in the Massif du Sancy (Puy de Dome).
Sancy stations have not yet opened their doors. But fans of skiing, including backcountry skiing or off-piste enthusiasts were already on the slopes this weekend.
Athletes to whom the military mountain police platoon of Le Mont-Dore send a message of caution. The wind made the snowpack very unstable, 40 cm of snow fell at 1,500 meters above sea level.
Yesterday, about 13 hours, a slab of about 150 meters wide and 600 meters long, detached from the north-east face of the Puy de Sancy.
While conducting a “check” in this sector, with the dog handler from Mont-Dore, following the discovery of ski tracks, the gendarmes of PGM have received an alert for a skier in difficulty, at 14 h 15. A ski tourer, 36, originally from Saint-Genes-Champanelle, had been swept away by a snow slab on the north western side of the Puy Redon, just below the ridgeline. She was dragged over 600 yards in front of her companion, who was skiing with her.
Only her head was emerging from the debris when she was found. Shocked by mild hypothermia, and pain in the pelvis, she was transported to University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand.
Saturday afternoon, they have also intervened to rescue another hiker on skis. This Montdorienne 24, was trapped by a blizzard while trying to reach the resort of Super Besse.
Lost, she dug a hole in the snow while waiting for rescue. Suffering from mild hypothermia, she was escorted by the PGM Station Mont-Dore.
The conditions should not improve in the coming days. Again, a single watchword for the police: beware!