Two off-piste skiers were killed in an avalanche on Wednesday in the French Alps resort of Tignes, police said.
Tignes is situated in the northern French Alps, in the Savoie region.
The avalanche triggered in a wooded area and swept the skiers more than 300 metres into a stream, local media reports said.
A sudden increase in temperatures in the past few days has produced a series of deadly avalanches in the Alps.
On Tuesday, four climbers were buried under a tide of snow in the southern French Alps at Crevoux.
On the same day in Austria three skiers were killed in avalanches in Tirol and Salzburg states. Two of the victims were German and one was Austrian.
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