Avalanche Kills Czech Skier Near Ischgl In Tyrol, Austria


Ischgl, Austria – On Thursday, January 4, 2018 a 43-year-old Czech skier was killed in an avalanche while skiing off piste near the ski resort of Ischgl in the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol, Austria.

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The avalanche occurred on an opposite slope when three people were heading off piste. One person was buried. Rescuers responded to the scene and rescued the other two people, but the buried individual did not survive. Dangerous avalanche conditions made the recovery challenging.

Lawis.at reports that this avalanche occurred on 2018-01-04 at 13:47 at Velilltal in Tirol in Austria. They report a Lat/Long of 47.0037° N / 10.3212° E. The size 2 slab avalanche caught, buried, and killed one person on a southwest aspect at 2100 meters. The avalanche danger at the time was 4/5.

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