British Skier Killed in Verbier Avalanche (7th Swiss Avalanche Death Since Last Weekend)

British Skier Killed in Verbier Avalanche (7th Swiss Avalanche Death Since Last Weekend)

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British Skier Killed in Verbier Avalanche (7th Swiss Avalanche Death Since Last Weekend)

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“The avalanche occurred outside the piste between the Verbier ski area and ‘Les Attelas’. At around 10:20, a skier was driving down a corridor below the ‘Attelas’ area. A snow drift came loose and carried the skier as well as another person who had been further down at the time.” Police Spokesperson

Tragic news from the Swiss Alps where a British man has been killed in an avalanche at the alpine resort of Verbier. BBC reports the man was among 10 people swept away in the slide Monday morning. The skier, who has not been identified, lived in Verbier and died at the scene. One person was life flighted with serious injuries, while eight others were uninjured.  Recent storms have made for unstable snowpack across the Swiss Alps. 7 people have died due to avalanches in Switzerland since last weekend.images from VerbierSwitzerland FB

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