A ski tourer has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following an avalanche in the Belledonne this morning. The avalanche occured near the Refuge d’Oule (1800m) a little before midday. The slopes are known to be avalanche prone and there have been a number of incidents at this spot over the years. In 2004 a couple were killed in the sector: http://pistehors.com/news/ski/comments/woman-killed-by-isere-avalanche/ and http://pistehors.com/news/ski/comments/fifteen-minutes/ (retrospective on the Marie Gros-Perrin accident in 2004).
The avalanche risk is 3 today following 50cm of fresh snow in the mountains.