The world ski mountaineering championships were also interrupted by an avalanche today. There were no serious injuries amongst the competitors or officials. All competitors are equipped with avalanche beacons. In total 13 people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Source: Avalanche aux championnats du monde de ski de montagne : Surprise et chance. - Kairn.com
Also in the Hautes Alpes there is Extreme avalanche danger 5/5, so be extremely carefull!
The weather is pretty poor today. We have decided not travel – we were due to go to a ski mountaineering competition in the Chartreuse. It is sleeting at valley level in the Isère with snow settling from about 450 meters.
As Rogier says snowfall has been heavy in the Champsaur, Pelvoux, Thabor and Embrunnais mountains in the Southern Alps. The avalanche risk is maximum in these areas and the authorities have asked people to respect any security information in ski resorts or in other mountain areas, to consult with professionals and to check for road information before traveling.
Connections to many ski resorts in the Savoie were cut overnight on security grounds. Currently access to the resort of Vallorcine in the Haute-Savoie is still closed due to the risk of avalanche and the col de la Féclaz.between France and Switzerland is closed.
An avalanche blocked access to les Saisies and Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe but this has been cleared. An avalanche also hit two cars near Risoul and an off-piste skier triggered a slide at Saint-François-Longchamp without injury.
=== Update 19:00 ===
Two Belgium skiers have been injured in an avalanche at 14h50 in the ski resort of Serre-Chevalier. The avalanche occured in a steep, wooded area at 1850 meters in the Monêtier-les-Bains sector.
Road access to many Savoie resorts remains difficult with the road to Val d’Isère and Tignes closed after Ste Foy en Tarentaise. The road and rail link between Chamonix and Vallorcine remains blocked although some hardy tourists made it out on foot by following the railway line.