Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Breanne Kovatch Globe Correspondent March 08, 2019 A skier died Friday afternoon at the Cannon Mountain Ski Resort in Franconia, N.H., officials said.New Hampshire State Police responded at 3:50 p.m. to the ski resort to investigate the death and are still responding to the scene, the department said in a statement.Further information was not immediately available. This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Breanne Kovatch can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @breannekovatch. … [Read more...] about Skier dies at Cannon Mountain Ski Resort in N.H.
File photo of people skiing at the Baqueira-Beret ski resort. Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP A Spanish skier died on Saturday after being caught in an avalanche in the Pyrenees mountains, police said, adding they were investigating whether the man had been off piste. The 31-year-old Spaniard from Barcelona was skiing in the Baqueira Beret ski resort when the avalanche hit, a spokesman for the Mossos d'Esquadra police force in the northeastern region of Catalonia told AFP. He would not reveal his identity. The skier was transferred to hospital but died there from his injuries, the spokesman said. … [Read more...] about Skier dies after being caught in avalanche in Spain
Updated 12:59 pm PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 A view of the Tobacco Root Mountains in Montana. A view of the Tobacco Root Mountains in Montana. Photo: Panoramic Images/Getty Images/Panoramic Images Photo: Panoramic Images/Getty Images/Panoramic Images Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 A view of the Tobacco Root Mountains in Montana. A view of the Tobacco Root Mountains in Montana. Photo: Panoramic Images/Getty Images/Panoramic Images 1 skier dies, another injured in Montana avalanche 1 / 18 Back to Gallery BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A 35-year-old California man has died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in southwest Montana. Madison County Sheriff Phil Fortner says … [Read more...] about 1 skier dies, another injured in Montana avalanche
A snow-covered road is blocked due to avalanche danger on Saturday in Obermaiselstein near Balderschwang, southern Germany. Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / DPA Three German cross-country skiers died and a fourth was reported missing following an avalanche in western Austria, police said. The bodies of two men aged 32 and 36 and a third aged 56 were found on Saturday evening, with a 28-year-old man still missing, police said. The avalanche came after several days of heavy snowfall which saw the army called in to secure roads and buildings and help with a number of evacuations. The accident took place at an altitude of 1,800 metres (6,000 feet) as the pair from the Morillon ski resort "were working on an avalanche prevention programme", one of the experts said. Controlled explosions are carried out before the slopes open to mitigate the risk of larger avalanches. They were working with the explosives when the accident … [Read more...] about German skiers die in Austria avalanche
DENVER — One skier has died in an avalanche in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado.Ouray County Sheriff Dominic Mattivi said the victim was part of a group of five skiers that was skiing on Red Mountain Pass in the backcountry when the avalanche occurred Saturday.The other four skiers were rescued.Mattivi tells The Denver Post that it's the first avalanche that he can remember in that part of the mountain range.The Colorado Avalanche Information Center expects avalanche danger to be higher in several areas, including Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa and the San Juan mountains.Forecasters predict the southern and central mountains will be hit hardest by snow Sunday into Monday.———Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com … [Read more...] about Skier dies, 4 others rescued after avalanche in Colorado