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Avalanche warning to off-piste skiers

Mountain experts in the Alps are warning of an increased risk of being caught in an avalanche as more and more skiers venture off-piste.

At one resort in Switzerland, people are being offered courses in how to rescue those trapped under snow.

Imogen Foulkes reports.


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