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Avalanche fatality at Val d'Isère
A member of staff at the Val d''Isère tourist office has been killed by an avalanche above the resort today. The incident happened in the Signal de l'Iseran sector at around 2950 meters altitude.
Arctic ice loss drives extreme European snowfall
Researchers have crunched data from the February 2018 snow storm dubbed "The Beast from the East" that hit Europe and have concluded that it was fueled by sea-ice loss in the Arctic and therefore glob
British ski tourer killed by avalanche in the Savoie
A 53 year old British national has been killed by an avalanche while ski touring a little after 15h today near the Dou de Moûtiers above Notre-Dame du Pré.
Series of avalanche with fresh snow and high winds
There have been a series of avalanches, one fatal, with a return to wintery conditions in the French Alps over the last 10 days.
Atomic S9 Gen S - The revolution starts now
The alpine ski world has seen a number of innovations these past years with the arrival of parabolic, carving, fat and lately rockered skis.
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.
High avalanche risk in the Northern Alps
Meteo France has issued the following warning for the Northern Alpes:Increasing avalanche risk over the coming hours.
French Alps covered in radioactive dust
On two occasions during February dust from the Saharan has covered the French Alps and beyond. Blown North by Sirocco winds.
Avalanches are not the only danger
We focus a lot on avalanches and avoidance but they are not the only danger in the mountains.
Ski touring avalanche fatalities double in 2020/2021 season
With ski resorts closed, probably for the rest of the season, the press are demanding why are there so many fatal avalanches this year.
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