French Alps

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.

Schumacher's Condition 'Hasn't Changed,' Says Manager

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport

Michael Schumacher's condition has not changed, his manager Sabine Kehm has confirmed. Schumacher has been in a coma since a skiing accident in the...

French Alps Murder: Former Police Officer Arrested 'Suspected Of Arms Trafficking'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

A former police officer arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family is suspected of arms trafficking, French investig...

Not Enough Evidence To Charge Brother Of French Shooting Victims

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The brother of a British engineer who was shot dead in the French Alps has been released from police bail. Zaid al-Hilli, who was accused of orches...

Recorded Phone Calls Offer Clues In French Alps Murders

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

Investigators have gleaned vital clues from recordings of phone calls made by one of the four victims of a brutal gun murder in France. British eng...

French Alps Shooting One Year On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

British police have travelled to France for the first anniversary of the murder of an engineer who was shot dead with his wife and mother-in-law. S...

Family To Care For Children Of Alps Murder Victims

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

Two sisters orphaned when their parents and grandmother were shot dead while on holiday in the French Alps nine months ago can be brought up by relati...

British Driver Killed In French Alps Crash Named

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

A bus driver who died after a coach carrying ski resort staff crashed in the French Alps has today been named. Maurice Wrightson, 64, who worked fo...

British Hiker And Son Killed In Cliff Fall Named

PA | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

A father and son who fell to their deaths in a "tragic accident" on a hiking trip in the French Alps were named on Sunday night. The bodies of Pete...

British Hiker And Son Killed In French Alps Fall

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

A British man and his 12-year-old son have been killed on a hiking trip in the French Alps. The 48-year-old man called for help at 2pm local time o...

Highway to the Danger Zone: 48 Hours in Tignes, France

Brandon Hartley | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brandon Hartley

I'm in a rumbling SUV on an icy highway somewhere in the French Alps. Margot, a pig-tailed PR rep, is behind the wheel. She navigates a series of high-elevation twists and turns like a veteran fighter pilot.

British Student In Snowboarding Accident Dies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

A British student involved in a snowboarding accident in the French Alps has died. Emily Watts, known as Mimi, fell headfirst into a snowdrift and ...

Snowboarder Critically Injured In Chamonix Alps Accident

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

An young snowboarder who crashed into a snowdrift on the first day of the season is in need of a "miracle", her devastated family said. British st...

Did Family Shot In French Alps Have Links To Saddam Hussein?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK

The British family shot in the French Alps last month may have had links to ex-Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Saad Al-Hilli, 50, was gunned down ...

Did Father In French Alps Shooting Attempt To Drive Off Under Gunfire?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

The Iraqi-born British father who was gunned down with his family in the French Alps in September, attempted to drive off while under fire, according ...

Mystery Surrounds Crime Scene Where Zainab Al-Hilli Found

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

French media has speculated about the "unanswered questions" from the police investigation into the shooting massacre of three members of a British fa...

'I Clapped My Hands But She Didn't React. As Far As I Could Tell, She Was Dead'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A walker has described his horror on arrival at the remote spot where a British man was murdered alongside his wife and mother-in-law in a shooting sp...

Man Creates Snow 'Crop Circles' Using Just His Foot And A Compass

Posted 11.11.2012 | Home

Face it: it's over. Euro 2012 is a distant memory, the Olympic bunting is being pulled down as we speak and the wind is already whipping our ankles...

Victims Of French Alps Attack Shot With Same Gun

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The victims of the French Alps shooting were killed with the same gun fuelling speculation they were targeted by a contract killer. French investig...

French Alps Shootings Sister Talks To Police After Waking From Coma

Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A seven-year-old school girl whose parents were murdered in a shooting spree during a family holiday in the French Alps has spoken to police. Zaina...

French Shootings: Elderly Female Victim Confirmed As Grandmother

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

An elderly woman who was among the victims of a gun attack on a British family in the French Alps has been confirmed as the maternal grandmother of Za...

French Alps Shootings Sister Making Progress After Waking From Coma

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A girl of four who survived the French Alps shooting spree has returned to the UK, while her seriously injured older sister has come out of a coma fol...

Eight-Year-Old Zainab Awakens From Coma After Alps Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

Seven-year-old Zainab al-Hilli, shot in the shoulder, violently beaten and left in the road, has come out of her medically-induced coma - and could no...

Could French Alps Father Have Been Targeted Over Defence Contract?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

The British father murdered in the Alps last week could have been killed over his links to the defence industry, and the satellite company he worked f...

Orphaned Four-Year-Old Zaina 'Returns To UK'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

A four-year-old girl who hid under the corpse of her dead mother following a gun attack in the French Alps has returned to Britain, Sky News has repor...