A French skier from Limoges has been killed on the Swiss side of the border while skiing off piste near the Tour-Vallorcine ski area. The skier was caught with two other people who were equipped with beacons. They remained on the surface of the slide and were rescued. The skier who died was not equipped with a beacon and was buried by the slide. The skiers were in the bowl des Jeurs accessed from the Vallorcine lift system. The area is known for avalanches.
With strong “foehn” winds gusting up to 130km/h in some areas moving a lot of snow the avalanche risk is considerable 3/5 (skier triggered avalanches likely) across most of the Northern Alps (including the Swiss Valais) tomorrow.