Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Stick to the rules and skiing is safe.

The unfortunate accident at the weekend in Les Gets where two children who were sledging on the Turche piste front at 7 pm collided with the back of a piste basher shows what can happen when visitors to Les Gets do not stick to the rules.

In all French ski resorts it is a by-law offence to be on the pistes after 17:55, the time at which piste grooming normally starts.

The 5 year old boy was helicoptered to a hospital in Grenoble whilst the 7 year old girl was taken to hospital in Thonon les Bains and its being reported that while the injuries are serious they are now not life threatening.

Due to the high level of snow this winter and the gradual warming of conditions last week there also remains a high risk of avalanche in some South facing slopes. Please take care when skiing off piste.