Avalanche Kills German Skier Near Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis In Tirol, Austria (UPDATED)


Tirol, Austria – On December 13, 2017 a German skier was killed in an avalanche while skiing off piste below the cable car on the Pezid near the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area in Tirol, Austria.

Austria | Pixabay Image
Austria | Pixabay Image

The victim was skiing with two companions on a steep north facing slope. The third skier triggered the avalanche which measured 150 meters long by 70 meters wide. The 1st skier had already exited the slope, the 2nd skier was partially buried, and the 3rd skier was fully buried.

Rescuers responded and recovered the skier in half an hour. The victim was not wearing avalanche gear. The avalanche danger was rated 3/5 in the area.

Lawinenwarndienst.Blogspot.com will research on the accident on 14 December 2017.

We will try to update this post when more information is available.

UPDATE 12/18:

  • Lawis.at reports that the size 3 slab avalanche occurred on 2017-12-13 at 10:30. They note the Lat/Long as 47.0230° N / 10.5167° E – a 38 degree slope at 2550 meters on a north aspect. They measured the slide as 150 meters long and 70 meters wide. The avalanche danger was rated 3/5.

See Also: Global Avalanche Accidents 2017/2018

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