An avalanche took place on the Pezid in Serfaus today, which claimed the life of a skier. The man belonged to a group of three from Germany. He was completely buried by an avalanche of 150 meters long and 70 meters wide. After 30 minutes of searching by the rescue services (which were supported by ski instructors and avalanche dogs), the man was found. Resuscitation could no longer help him.
The second person was partly buried and could free himself. The third person wasn't caught by the avalanche. The group didn't have avalanche beacons.
The Pezid is a well-know summit in Serfaus where you can ski some nice lines. With an altitude of 2700 meters it is one of the highest peaks of the ski area. The avalanche danger today (Wednesday, December 13) was 3. There was a warning for wind-drifted snow at all expositions above 1800 meters.
Our thoughts are with family and friends of the victim.