A large avalanche caught a group of six off-piste skiers close to the Aiguille in the Combe Borderant sector at La Clusaz today. The group were skiing on a closed piste. Two of the skiers survived after having been buried under 3 meters of snow a the third was rescued in a serious condition and airlifted to a hospital in Geneva. He later died of his injuries. He had a 9 year old daughter. The avalanche risk in resort was 4.