Agence France-PresseFebruary 25, 2014 17:50
A Scottish holiday-maker died Tuesday after plunging 600 metres (1,970 feet) while skiing in the French Alps, mountain rescue officials said.
The man, aged about 30, was skiing with a friend around mid-day at a height of about 3,100 metres (10,170 feet) at the summit of Mont Buet in the Giffre massif.
"He passed through a ledge of snow and fell 600 metres on the north face," a rescue worker said.
His fellow skier, another Scotsman also aged about 30, avoided the fall and was unharmed.
Police had opened an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.