Skier Dies In Off Piste Fall In Tignes

A 27-year-old French seasonnaire died in a fall in the combe de la petite balme area of Tignes yesterday. According to the local newspaper Le Dauphine, the skier fell around 20 metres down a steep slope into the Petite Balme valley, while skiing with friends. He was wearing a helmet but sadly died at the scene. Despite all the recent snowfall in the area, the slope was very stony.

For your safety, please check the snow conditions, risk levels and weather forecast before you attempt to go off piste – read our daily Snow Reports and check our Live Lift Info.


Katie Downs

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