Four snowboarders die in French Alps avalanche
The French Alps resort of Tignes is seen in this file photo. Four snowboarders died in an avalanche Monday near the resort on Feb 13, 2017. [Photo/VCG]
PARIS - Four snowboarders died in an avalanche Monday near the French Alps resort of Tignes, according to local officials who did not expect the death toll to rise.
The avalanche - about 100 meters (330 feet) wide and 400 meters (1,300 feet) long - struck the mountain about 2,100 meters (6,900 feet) up in an off-piste sector known as Toviere. The area is popular for its extensive slopes and stunning views.