It Will Fall More than a Metre of Snow in the Pyrenees: Beware of Avalanches

From Monday 19th February to Wednesday 21st February, 2018, heavy snow is expected on the Pyrenees. The risk of avalanches will be strong In the Pyrenees , snow accumulations are already very important but from Monday, February 19 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018, “white gold” will fall even more on the chain. Locally, beyond 2000 meters of altitude, it …

Avalanche in Tignes: Four people, including Three Members of the Same family Dead

On vacation, at least four people died in the Savoie resort of Tignes. “There is evidence that there is no other victim,” said Nicolas Martrenchard, the sub-prefect of Albertville. It is the deadliest avalanche since the beginning of the ski season. Initially, a rescue team had raised a group of eight people accompanied by a …

Pyrénées-Atlantiques: An avalanche killed one person and one seriously injured

A hiker was killed and his companion seriously injured early on Saturday afternoon, as an avalanche occurred in the sector of Laruns in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. The avalanche occurred around 1pm outside the ski area in the valley of Gabardères in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, in the valley of Gabardères, about 1800 meters above sea level in the …