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Gazex Maintenance

#Safety Gazex Maintenance

This winter, we followed the Ski Patrol team on what is known as an active avalanche control plan. In summer, the equipment still requires maintenance and the gazex needs to be checked, repaired and replenished. If you’re not scared of heights, come along with us!

Setting off an avalanche with the ski patrollers

#Safety Setting off an avalanche with the ski patrollers

This morning we were lucky enough to accompany the Ski Patrol team on what is known as an active avalanche control plan. The aim is to make the ski area safe after heavy snowfall or high winds.

Practice evacuation of the Cime Caron cable car

#Safety Practice evacuation of the Cime Caron cable car

We had all agreed on a time: 4pm at SETAM's (Société des Téléphériques Tarentaise Maurienne: Val Thorens ski lift company) mechanical room. We didn't know much about it all, except that the aim was to watch and take part in a practice evacuation of the Caron cable car.

Winter sports breaks: consider winter tyres

#Safety Winter sports breaks: consider winter tyres

Are you ready for your winter sports break but still undecided about how best to equip your vehicle? Are you going to have winter tyres fitted? Will snow chains suffice? Follow our advice for a hassle-free holiday.

Avalanche dog handling is much more than just a job.

#Safety Avalanche dog handling is much more than just a job.

Today, it's an inseparable part of mountain rescue and indeed, of the Alpine imagination: avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers are a symbiotic team, essential to rescuing people in the mountain environment.

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