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Old 10.03.2017, 01:15
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Re: on piste avalanche

Resorts try to make sure that the pistes are safe before opening them - for examples, they will set off explosives on any slope which might avalanche onto a piste. This is meant to trigger any potential avalanche in a controlled way. Often when a resort starts late after a heavy snow, this is what they are doing.

Therefore an avalanche on an active piste is rare, even when the warning level is high. The Tignes event is an example of this sort of rare failure.

In these conditions, I would not worry on piste, but I would think twice about ducking a rope.
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