Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer On Col Des Fours Near Val-d’Isere In Savoie, France


Val-d’Isere, France – On Saturday, December 30, 2017 a 22-year-old ski tourer was killed in an avalanche on the Col Des Fours near the Fond des Fours Refuge in Vanoise National Park near Val-d’Isere in Savoie, France.

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A group of four skiers was planning to spend New Year’s Eve at the Fond des Fours Refuge in the French Alps. Unfortunately around 17:30 they were caught in an off piste avalanche that occurred around 2600 meters. Three of the skiers were able to escape the avalanche, but one skier did not survive.

Due to snow conditions in the region, rescue was delayed until Sunday. Rescuers had to reach the scene on foot. PGHM will initiate an investigation.

PisteHors.com notes that the avalanche danger is rated 4/5.

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