Sad news today that a British skier has been killed after losing control and hitting a tree in Belle Plagne, La Plagne.
The accident happened at around 11:30am on Monday. French news reports that ‘during a descent, a British skier, 54, who was clearly traveling at a fast speed, abruptly left the piste. Losing control, she skidded and ended up in a ravine after hitting a tree. When help arrived she was already in cardiac arrest and they were powerless to save her’.
The woman has been identified as Anne Clayton, who was holidaying with her sons Stephen, 22 and Andrew, 19.
They paid tribute to Anne, from Poynton, Stockport, who was known for her charitable voluntary work.
Estate agent Stephen told the UK press: “We were on holiday together when it happened.
“We have all skied all of our lives – she was a good skier.
“It was not a difficult run but because it rained last night it was quite icy.
“She lost control and dropped 20 foot off the piste and made contact with a tree.
“She really looked after us and was a really caring person. She also helped out at various food banks around our local area.
“Mum was very caring and would not do anything for herself unless it benefited other people. She was always ready to do a lot for others.
“She had a lot of close friends that we have had to tell. She was very popular.
“She loved life and just got things done.”