A huge mammoth made of ice and snow is the latest attraction for young and old at the Galtür ski resort in Tyrol.The sculpture dubbed “Manni the Mammoth”, which is six metres high and 12 metres long, is located on a sea level of 1,584 metres and surrounded by mountains scaling around 3,000 metres. It […]
A skier is in a critical state after skiing into a piste grooming machine cable on Sunday evening at the Wagrain ski area in Salzburg, police said yesterday (Mon).Günther S., 50, was skiing down to the middle lift station at about 8pm after a birthday party at the “Gipfelstadl” mountain hut when he failed to […]
A 70-year-old German skier died yesterday (Weds) after skiing off piste and hitting a tree at the Bergeralm ski area in Tyrols Innsbruck-Land district, police said.The accident occurred at around 2pm. Rescuers were unable to help the man, who died on the spot owing to severe head and chest injuries.
The Committee for Alpine Safety today (Tues) rejected a proposed law on Alpine safety.Committee President Karl Gabl said: “In high Alpine areas, climbers have always been responsible for themselves.”Gabl claimed the criminal code already applied to hooligans on and off pistes and there was no need for additional legislation.He also said an Alpine safety law […]
A German skier was found lying dead on the edge of a piste yesterday (Mon) at the Seekarspitz ski area in the Obertauern mountains in Salzburg province.Police said other skiers, including three doctors, and a rescue team had tried to vain to revive the man, 41. Rescuers took his body down to the valley floor.Police […]