Val d'Isere Avalanche: 4 Skiers Killed
Four Skiers Killed in Val d'Isere Avalanche
Two French, one Swedish, and one British skier were killed in an avalache at the al d'Isere ski resort in the French Alps.
The four victims were found buried in the 300-foot-wide avalanche via their transcievers ten minutes after the slide, but rescuers were to late to save their lives.
The two who escaped the avalanche raised the alarm.
"The four people's hearts had stopped by the time they were pulled from the avalanche," Lt-Col Gin said.
The avalanche, which was 300ft wide, hit despite the risk of avalanche being categorised as “low” by mountain experts.
"Low risk" is not "no risk" in off-piste skiing. If you ski or ride in the backcountry, always carry avalanche gear and know how to use it. Make sure that others know where you are going.