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Second French avalanche in two days: one dead and two missing

Police say a Dutch national was killed in the avalanche at Alpine resort of Valfréjus on Wednesday, with two other Dutch citizens also missing.

French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall

Access to the ski stations of Ménuiruies and Val Thorens in the Alps was cut off for a period after the route was blocked by two boulders.

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.

Six skiers die in French Alps avalanche

The experienced skiers, four men and two women aged between 58 and 73, were trekking at 7,900ft when they were swept to their deaths.

Coach carrying 32 Britons crashes in south-east France

Passengers had left Alpine ski resort when coach skidded off motorway near Chambéry, leaving 13 people hurt.

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.

Schumacher’s helmet camera given to French investigators

French experts investigating the accident that left the Formula One legend with serious head injuries hope footage will explain how it happened.

Schumacher battles for life after French ski fall

Doctors say they are working around the clock to save life of Formula One racing legend who is now in 'critical condition' after fall in French Alps.

June opening for French ski resort as temperatures plummet in Europe

Pyrénées resort is believed to be first to open in June after unseasonably low temperatures left slopes covered in as much powder as January.

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.