Avalanche Triggered to Spectacular Effect in Swiss Alps

A huge avalanche was triggered above the slopes of Grimentz, in the Swiss Alps, on the morning of January 15, testament to the heavy snow that had accumulated during recent bad weather, leading to raised avalanche warnings.

A local aviation and rescue company, Air-Glaciers, worked with the local ski station to secure the pistes ahead of their opening for skiers.

The bright sunshine made for perfect filming conditions too, with one of the Air-Glacier helicopter’s crew capturing this spectacular footage. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful