Switzerland's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Skier dies in fall after leaving on-piste après-ski bar

Share this article

Skier dies in fall after leaving on-piste après-ski bar
Arosa. Photo: Stephan Schacher
11:48 CET+01:00
A skier died in the Swiss resort of Arosa on Saturday night after leaving an après-ski bar on the slopes and falling on his way down to the valley.
The man, 41, left the Carmennahütte bar on foot accompanied by two other people, said Graubünden police in a statement
At around 7pm the victim's companions collapsed into deep snow at the side of the piste, while the victim carried on alone and subsequently fell off the piste.
His friends at first tried to resuscitate the man, before a member of the resort's staff, passing by, called air rescue service Rega. But they were unable to revive the man, who was declared dead at the scene. 
The Graubünden public prosecutor has opened an investigation to determine the facts of the case. 
The Carmennahütte is a lively après-aki spot at 2,134m next to the Plattenhorn slope. 

Share this article

From our sponsors

Getting a new car in Switzerland just became as easy as streaming a movie

A new car subscription rental service is shaking up the market in Switzerland with its innovative approach to accessing your vehicle. Find out about the revolution and why it may be the perfect solution for you.