Local news channel France 3 Alpes have been behind the scenes with the team that blast avalanches in Avoriaz and across the Portes du Soleil. We’re a little bit jealous!
The PIDA is an avalanche operational response plan. In the Crozats area of Avoriaz, this includes packing 50kg of explosives into a helicopter, and throwing them out over 11 different sites in an attempt to trigger avalanches and keep the ski area totally safe before it opens to the public. With the local avalanche risk moving between 4 and 5 at the moment, it’s worth knowing what goes on behind the scenes to keep us all safe.