Father and daughter (11) killed by an avalanche in Val d'Isère

By Arjen on 18 February 2018 · 0

Sad, very sad news coming in from Val d'Isère today. A 44-year old father and his 11-year old daughter died in avalanche today. The father and daughter from the region of Paris were skiing on a closed slope. (source)


It all happened on the Combe du Géant on the Pisaillas glacier, one of the two glaciers in the ski area of Tignes - Val d'Isère. The slope was closed because of the avalanche risk.

Avalanche risk

The avalanche danger in the Haute-Tarentaise was CONSIDERABLE (3 on a scale of 5) above 2400 meters today. It wasn't the only avalanche that came down in the French Alps today.

(c) Météo France
(c) Météo France

Our thoughts are with family and friends...


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