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Skier Killed In October Avalanche In Zillertal Alps In Austria

Early Season Avalanche Kills Ski Tourer On Olperer Near Hintertux Glacier In Austria Olperer, Zillertal Alps, Austria – At approximately 2 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2016 two local skiers from Tyrol triggered an avalanche on the north ridge of Olperer near Hintertux Glacier area in the Zillertal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. There was one fatality and one injury. The men were ski touring off-piste from Wildlahnerscharte to Olperer, but turned around just before the summit of Olperer (3,476 m).
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