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Flooded French Ski Resort is Underwater After Severe Rains

Photos via SkiPass

The French ski resort of Avoriaz is underwater at the moment after severe rain combined with melting snow to flood the ski area. The lac d'Avoriaz is currently 23 feet higher than normal for this time of year, drowning the Tour and Express du Stade chairlifts. Because the water has flooded the lift's electrical supply boxes and the ski area's snow making equipment, damage is believed to be extensive. A full assessment won't be possible until the water recedes.

· Avoriaz Ski Resort [Official Site]