Valais cantonal police confirmed on Twitter that an avalanche occurred at around 2.15pm, leaving “several people buried”.
Three German skiers were found dead on Sunday and a fourth is missing after an avalanche struck an Austrian ski resort.
Three people were injured after an avalanche hit the Swiss resort of Schwaegalp on Thursday (January 10).
Hackers released personal data from hundreds of German politicians, Dutch authorities urged people to stay away from washed up containers and British-Iranian detainee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe announced she's going on hunger strike.
Four tourists, feared to have been swept away in an avalanche in Northern Norway, are "believed to have died," police said.
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A child survived after spending 40 minutes buried under an avalanche in Savoie, France, on Wednesday, mountain rescuers said.
French emergency services were taken by surprise in Tignes as an avalanche forced them to flee a hillside.
A snowboarder escaped getting buried under an avalanche in the French Alps on Monday March 5th, with the dramatic footage captured on his helmet camera.
The Alpine Rescuers are on the front line when disaster strikes.
A snowboarder says he survived getting caught in an avalanche thanks to his helmet and airbag.
The pair are the latest victims of adverse conditions in the Italian Alps this year
Heavy snow has left ski resorts cut off and villages isolated
Avalanche warnings across the Alps in Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
Zermatt has closed for the second time in two weeks because of severe weather.
On the theme of "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World", the 2018 Global Economic Forum in Davos will open its doors despite a thick blanket of snow, and the risk that its closing speaker, Donald Trump, won't make it to defend his "America First" policy because of a shutdown back home.
Villages are cut off and isolated as the railway and the roads were closed due to the danger of avalanches. This includes the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt for the second time in two weeks
The town was cut off to ground transport for over two days after a metre of snow fell in less than 24 hours.
Helicopters fly stranded tourists out of the Swiss resort.
Hundreds of roads across the Alps in France, Italy and Switzerland were closed, cutting off resorts and villages, after the kind of snowfall that only comes once every 30 years.
The Swiss resort has been fully closed to traffic in and out since Monday evening after authorities raised the avalanche risk to the maximum level of five.
France gradually returning to normal following the destruction caused by the passage of Storm Eleanor
The 12 year-old girl and 13 year-old boy were part of a larger group trekking through the Retezat Mountains, in Lake Bucura, when a blizzard hit.
Explosives powerful enough to blow up a house are being used to keep skiers safe from the risk of avalanches.
Rescue teams have begun the desperate search for survivors after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.
It was feared many people had been swept away by an avalanche which struck on a busy blue run near the popular resort in the French Alps. Rescuers now think no was caught up in the emergency.