Snow has blocked roads around Val d’Isere in the French Alps, and more is forecast Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty ImagesSki resorts across the northern Alps, already struggling to cope with record snowfalls, are braced for more violent storms in the next few days. Winds of up to 60mph are expected, along with two metres of fresh snow in places. Several resorts were cut off by huge drifts earlier this week, with holidaymakers stranded by “once in a generation” snowfalls.
Some policies only cover you if a resort closes for too little snow, not too much GETTY IMAGESTens of thousands of people on holiday in the Alps hunkered down indoors unable to ski this week as “once in a generation” snowfalls forced resorts into lockdown. Some slopes were closed for more than two days, but people’s rights to compensation are limited.
Clearing the road is a tall order at Bonneval-sur-Arc and helicopters are the only way out of Zermatt ALAIN DUCLOS; FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GETTY IMAGESChildren skiing in the Alps had a lucky escape when an avalanche swept across a nursery slope in the small French resort of Valmeinier. Two groups of children, aged five to ten, were on the piste and a nine-year-old girl was swept away, but pulled out safely. Sixty people were scrambled to search the piste but no further casualties were found.
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