(file photo: La Plagne)

British Skier Dies at La Plagne

La Plagne, France – A 53-year-old British woman died on Monday after crashing into a tree while skiing at La Plagne.

(file photo: La Plagne)
(file photo: La Plagne)

The unidentified victim was descending the resort’s “Ours” run (French for “Bear”), above Plagne Bellecote shortly before noon on Monday. She lost control, could not slow down and struck a tree. The piste is rated as blue, only the second easiest rating on the European four-point scale.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not yet known if she was wearing a helmet.

Area police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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