Skier Sentenced in Wife's Avalanche Death

Man convicted of manslaughter

Oct 20, 2011
Outside Magazine

A court in Austria handed down a three-month suspended sentenced to a French man who killed his wife when he triggered an avalanche on a backcountry expedition in 2010. The judge ruled that the man, who is not named in news reports but is described as a professional ski guide, should have advised his wife to turn on her avalanche beacon. The ruling has been widely criticized ski community.


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