Jeseníky Mountain service calls avalanche alert

The Jeseníky Mountain rescue service has called a third-degree avalanche alert, warning skiers not to stray from marked ski-trails. The service said the strong wind and twenty five centimeters of fresh snow in the mountain’s five avalanche areas presented a serious danger and the weight of a single skier could set off an avalanche. An 18-year-old snowboarder died in the Jeseníky Mountains on Friday after he and a group of friends left the marked trail and were trapped in an avalanche.