Savoie: A 9 Year Old Girl Swept Away by an Avalanche on a Green Track

On Tuesday afternoon, an avalanche broke out on a green track at Valmeinier, in Savoie, sweeping away a girl. She was rescued by her ski boot. The Savoie is facing a very high risk of avalanches. Tuesday 9th January , the tragedy could have been so much worse, reports the Dauphine Libere . In the afternoon, a snow slide  of 20 meters wide and …

Savoie: Lifting the Red Alert for Avalanches

Following an “exceptional” snow, Savoie had been placed on red alert Avalanche, Monday, January 8. Vigilance was lifted, but remain cautious. The red alert for avalanches , which was the Savoie since Monday was lifted on Tuesday morning but the department is maintained in amber alert. Two other Alpine departments are also affected by avalanches: the Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-Maritimes, France Weather said in …

Snow: Big Mess on the Roads in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Friday morning, with heavy snow in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region have created great difficulties of movement, especially on the motorway network. With snowfall in several departments of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, causing many traffic problems on Friday morning, especially on highways where heavy truck traffic was prohibited in places. The flakes disrupted traffic in Isère and Savoie, on the A43 motorway between Bourgoin …

The Ski Resorts are Enjoying the Early Arrival of Snow

Snowfall that has fell recently has already enabled many ski resorts to open part of their ski area … The falling snow that recently fell in massive quantities have already enabled several stations to open part of their ski area, just days before the official start of a season that professionals expect fruitful. November 11, Porte-Puymorens (Pyrénées-Orientales) was the …

Alps: A Tourist Plane Disappears in the Mountains

ACCIDENT: The search began on Friday and continued with ground and air resources … A two-seater light aircraft disappeared on Friday night between the Savoie and Haute-Savoie. The Sater plane (air-land rescue) was immediately triggered, indicated the Haute-Savoie prefecture. The precise location of the accident is unknown “The last location of the plane is the in southern Haute-Savoie …

Rhône-Alpes: Several Departments Plagued by a Serious Outbreak of Chickenpox

HEALTH: Isere, Savoie and Haute-Savoie are most affected … The region is one of five regional departments affected by the disease. According to the bulletin weekly Riverkeeper Network, published Wednesday, Rhône-Alpes is currently experiencing an outbreak of chickenpox, described as “moderate” by the observatory GPs. The unevenly affected departments This childhood disease , which results in the appearance …

Weather: Four Departments in Orange Alert

Winds for Eastern Pyrenees, Aude and Andorra, avalanches for Savoie and Alpes-Maritimes: Meteo France issue orange alert warnings to four departments. The department of Pyrenees-Orientales and Aude as well as Andorra were placed in orange alert on Sunday with winds of expected gusts of 110 km/h to 160 km/h from 3am Monday, has announced Météo France. The …