Three members of the piste security in La Plagne have received suspended sentences of six months with fines ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 Euros following at the end of a trial in Albertville.
The case was brought following a fatal accident in the resort in February 2002. Véronique Astrua, a forty year old woman, struck a cord at the level of her larynx. The cord marked the crossing of two blue pistes. She was transported to hospital in a serious condition where she died 10 days later. The state prosecutor said that the rope was “like an invisible razor”.