Last year I started skiing in the PNW in late October. Not unusual for us. This year it has been better bike weather than ski weather. At 1:30am it is in the 50F out side my office. Likely to set a new high record in the high 50s or low 60s in Seattle over he weekend. Ouch!
Chamonix seems to be doing only marginally better!
But I've been playing with 4 tech bindings combos that are new to me. Needed some additional info on one set up and found this...
Summary 6 people in the group; 5 people taken in the avalanche; 3 partially buried, 2 totally buried (under approx 30 cm); Avalanche released when the 5th person was skiing. 3 people injured needing medical attention e.g. broken bones and torn ligaments; 1 person spent 4 days in the hospital.