Keyword: Alps

Five skiers die in avalanches in French and Swiss Alps

A cross-country skier was the 28th person killed by avalanches in the French Alps this winter, while four Italians died on slopes in Switzerland.

Al-Hilli Alps murder may be 'perfect crime' says French prosecutor

Eric Maillaud says that two years after shooting of British family in French Alps it will take a 'stroke of luck' to solve the case.

Six climbers die after fall on France's Mont Blanc

The group, which included an experienced guide, died after a terrifying 250-metre fall while trying to scale Europe's highest mountain.

Two children killed as huge rock crashes into family ski chalet

Parents manage to climb out of crushed chalet but boys aged seven and 10 are killed in France's Isola 2000 Alpine resort.

British instructors 'face prison' in France over ski wars

Seven instructors have been arrested in the French Alps for providing lessons without a licence as part of a bitter jobs war on the ski slopes.

Deadly avalanches sweep French Alps

At least 24 people have died in avalanches in France and Switzerland since Christmas; a similar number have escaped, many with serious injuries.

French Alps shootings: man arrested over murder of British family

Arrested man is thought to be brother of Saad al-Hilli, who was gunned down along with his wife and mother-in-law and French cyclist last year.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder last September of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others in September.

Alps murder: DNA found at scene 'could be that of killer'

Breakthrough comes more than seven months after members of a British family were gunned down in an isolated beauty spot close to Lake Annecy.

Outrage sweeps French slopes as British ski instructor faces year in jail

Scores of angry Britons on skiing holiday in the Alps stage demonstration outside a French police station to protest against instructor's arrest.

'Culture clash' blocks Alps massacre investigation

French prosecutor says clues into the shooting of al-Hilli family last September may be in data stored on US internet servers, but is denied access.

French culture minister invites Bollywood to Alps

Aurélie Filippetti urges Bollywood producers to consider the benefits of filming in French Alps during two-day trip with President Hollande in India.

French cyclist 'was first target' in Alps shootings

A French cyclist was first target of "disorderly" gunman's massacre of four in the French Alps, including three Britons, French press reports say.

British climbers in French Alps death fall

Two British climbers aged 22 and 24 died after falling more than 2,500ft near the town of Chamonix in the French Alps.