Alps: Avalanche lured many skiers into Swiss skis

Agony in the Swiss Alps. They were swept away by several skiers near Chermat. Over the last few months 14 people have found tragic death by avalanche in . Several skiers were swept away by an avalanche in Chermat, one of the most popular ski resorts in Switzerland, became known by the police of the Valé canton, with her posting on the X platform (former Twitter). “A little after 14.00, today 1/4/2024, an avalanche occurred in the off-piste sector at Rifelberg (Chermat). A lot of people got carried away. Investigations are ongoing. Information will follow,” the police wrote. No other information is currently known. Spongeous snowfalls and very strong winds led authorities to issue a warning about the risk of avalanche in Alpine areas, in the southern part of Switzerland. Today, the danger was great in some parts of the Grizon and Vale cantons. “Big avalanches are foreseen, in some cases very large,” the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research said today. This winter, 14 people have already lost their lives in avalanches in Switzerland, a figure slightly smaller than the average in recent years of 17 deaths in late March.