Lonely Planet Writer

French app warns skiers of avalanche threat

An app has been launched which is designed to warn anyone hitting the slopes in France of the potential for avalanches in the area.

Entremont, Rhone-Alps, France.
Entremont, Rhone-Alps, France. Image by Tim Ackroyd / CC BY 2.0

The app, Meteo Ski, shows up to date weather conditions as well as collecting information from more than 100 ski patrol staff to warn of the risk of avalanches. Currently just in French, Meteo Ski is due to release an English version soon. The app launch follows the death of a number of skiiers this year in the French Alps. Read more: thelocal.fr