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Avalanches Kill 5 in France

Tignes, France – Three snowboarders, all members of the same family riding Tignes off-piste with a guide, died today after an avalanche swept up their group, while another skier died in a separate avalanche in La Clusaz. Earlier reports that indicated nine victims in the Tignes incident have proven incorrect, officials say, as the remainder … Continue reading Avalanches Kill 5 in France

Skier Dies in Chamonix Crevasse

Chamonix, France – An unguided pair of Russian skiers fell into a crevasse near the Aiguille du Midi on Chamonix’s famed Vallée Blanche over the weekend, leaving one victim dead. An unidentified 30-year-old man slipped and fell into the crevasse on Saturday, as did his 60-year-old father when the latter attempted to rescue his son. Rescuers were … Continue reading Skier Dies in Chamonix Crevasse

Hyatt Plans Its First Ski Resort in the French Alps

La Rosière, France – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for Hyatt Centric La Rosière, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France and Hyatt’s first ski resort in the region. Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with La Rosière Gestion SARL to be managed by Sophos Hotels. The new 71-room hotel is expected to open by … Continue reading Hyatt Plans Its First Ski Resort in the French Alps

Williams Wins World Cup Slopestyle

Font Romeu, France – Park City’s McRae Williams scored his first World Cup win at the freeskiing season’s opening slopestyle World Cup event in France on Saturday. Both men’s and women’s finals were canceled due to weather. It was a great win for Williams, who finished second at last season’s Mammoth U.S. Grand Prix/FIS World Cup slopestyle … Continue reading Williams Wins World Cup Slopestyle

Donna Weinbrecht: Unlikely Hero

Tignes, France – In many ways, Donna Weinbrecht was an unlikely hero. An Olympic ski champion from West Milford, New Jersey? But on a snowy day high in the mountains above the Tarentaise Valley in the French Savoie, she became her sport’s first gold medalist. After a demonstration sport introduction in Calgary four years earlier, freestyle moguls … Continue reading Donna Weinbrecht: Unlikely Hero

Epic Pass Adds Ski Resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria

Broomfield, CO – Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, 4 Vallees in Switzerland, and Arlberg in Austria to the 2016-2017 lineup of the Epic Pass, which offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing access at the company’s 13 ski resorts in the U.S. and Australia. Europe is the birthplace of … Continue reading Epic Pass Adds Ski Resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria

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. 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 … Continue reading British Skier Dies at La Plagne