ESF accused of "defrauding" the government of up to 400 million euros.
There is no denying that times are tough for the ski industry in France and elsewhere with lifts and restaurants shut for over 12 months. Even during the Second World War the ski lifts kept running.
Strava kills "stalking" feature
Social networking and privacy make pretty strange bedfellows as sports site Strava has been discovering.
French deconfinement and mountain activities
The easing of the lockdown in France started on the 11th May 2020.
Police clamp down on rebel ski tourers
The High Mountain Police (PGHM) have warned that it is the end of tolerance during the COVID-19 confinement and they will start issuing fines (135 euros) to anyone they find breaking the French govern
Authorities warn "keep out of the mountains" during Corona virus lockdown
French and Italian mountain rescue services have called on backcountry enthusiasts to keep out of the mountains during the Corona Virus lockdown.
Winter tires compulsory for France?
The ski forums have been abuzz with rumours that France is about to follow other European countries in making winter tires compulsory.
Mont Blanc wild campers face 2 years prison
A bye-law has been passed banning wild camping on le Mont Blanc from June to the end of September. People caught breaking the rules can be fined 300,000 euros and face 2 years in prison.
France cracks down on rogue skiers
The French national parks have been getting tough on skiers found in nature reserves.
British ski instructor Simon Butler has one another important legal battle in French courts.
Swiss climber who cried wolf fined 1500 euros
A 31 year old Swiss climber who called the French rescue services claiming to have frostbite has been fined 3000 euros, 1500 of which are suspended for “giving false information leading to a rescue”.
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