This slab avalanche was released by a skier or skiers because of the weak layer that is present just now. There was definitely one fatality, although I also heard reports of three deaths.This is all we know for now but we will keep you updated as we find out more details.
It is interesting to note how many tracks had been laid down lower down before the avalanche was triggered.
The attached photograph was taken from town, but still gives an idea of the size of this slide.
Jamie Robertson (HAT presenter)