French Avalanche Analysis for 2011/12

The 2011-2012 season in France saw 23 avalanche fatalities in 15 incidents. The figures were skewed by the death of 9 climbers on Mont Maudit in July in a single accident. Since 1990 only 3 seasons have seen less fatalities and 1992/93 fewer accidents. However the perception in the public mind was a season of avalanches hitting ski runs and infrastructure culminating in a massive slide that destroyed an open chairlift at Saint François Longchamp on the 2nd of March, 2012.

Avalanche, Vallons du Pra, les 7 Laux, Belledonne massif - PDF Download Accident Statistics

Posted by davidof on Thursday, 25 October, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Cheers davidof - all ways an informative read.  To contrast I came across this report for Montana:

Posted by david000 on  Saturday, 17 November, 2012  at 06:08 PM

I follow the French mountain weather weekly (later in the season daily) through MeteoFrance avalanche reports. But MeteoFrance is no longer accessible from the UK! I get bounced to a “Token” site which offers all sorts of weather sources, but I can’t find a way to the real MeteoFrance.
I have used HorsPiste to locate other French sources, but I really need MeteoFrance. CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHAT IS GOING ON?

Posted by  on  Wednesday, 21 November, 2012  at 06:33 PM

I managed to log in today using

May be there were problems with the website when you tried.

Posted by  on  Sunday, 25 November, 2012  at 02:36 PM
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