Fatal avalanche near Bellevaux (Portes du Soleil)

Fatal avalanche near Bellevaux (Portes du Soleil)
Started by Admin in Avalanche Safety
To Create or Answer a Topic
Le Dauphine is reporting that an avalanche yesterday swept away two brothers, killing one.

Two men were swept away by an avalanche yesterday at midday, in the town of Bellevaux, about twenty miles from Thonon-les-Bains (Haute Savoie).

The two men were climbing a couloir below the Pointe de Chalune, when they triggered the release of a wind slab.

Both men were carried down the couloir and then 30 metres over a rocky ledge. Witnesses raised the alarm. Upon arrival of the helicopter rescue team from the PGHM (mountain police) to Chamonix, one of the two victims had already died.

From the region

40 years old, the victim was from the local region. The second, aged 47, was evacuated to hospital in a serious condition.

An investigation was initiated by the PGHM.

The full report (in French) is here.
The Admin Man

Not a Member?

FREE Snow Reports by e-mail.

Save on Ski Hire

Save up to 50%

+5% for 4+ Ski Packs

+10% for 10+ Ski Packs

Discount Ski Hire

7th day Free on selected dates

Ski Hire Shops in Chamonix and Bellevaux-Hirmentaz.


Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

French Snow Reports - Snow Reports

Where is there Snow in France?

December 15, 2017

Significant Fresh Snow is forecast for 120 French Ski Resorts, including Avoriaz, Chamonix, Courchevel, Flaine, La Clusaz, Les Deux Alpes, Morzine and Serre Chevalier.

 Open ski areas include 63 French Ski Resorts.

  Search Hotels

Chamonix Hotels

  Hotels, Chalets & Apartments  

 Lift Pass Deals where available

Chamonix Snow Forecast

Chamonix Snow Forecast

Please Share if you like this page

Forum Listing Key

Unread Post
Hot Topic
Sticky (important)

The views and opinions presented in the J2Ski Forums are solely those of their respective authors and do not represent those of J2Ski Ltd. Objectionable Content may be notified by sending a Private Message to Admin.

J2Ski logo


Snow Reports
by eMail