A memorial service has been held for nine climbers, including three Britons, killed in a huge avalanche in the French Alps.
The families of three men who were killed in a major avalanche in the French Alps on Thursday have paid tribute to them.
Two survivors of the avalanche which killed nine climbers, including three Britons, describe the terrifying moment they were swept away.
A 16-year-old from Hampshire who died in an Austrian avalanche has been named.
Cameron Bespolka from Winchester died at the resort of Lech Am Arlberg after being buried under the snow.
The schoolboy was one of triplets holidaying in Austria with their father, who suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital.
The brothers and their dad were taking part in a skiiing lesson with an instructor when the snow fell on Tuesday at 1.30pm.
A teenager who was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Austria with his family was from Winchester in Hampshire, police said.
The 16-year-old boy was buried under an avalanche at the resort of Lecham Arlberg. His father is seriously injured and his twin brother is reported to be uninjured.
A police spokesman said:" The father and his boy were buried. The ski guide was able to get away from the avalanche and immediately after he called rescue teams. He then started trying to free the two who were buried. The rescue team finally rescued the father and got the boy out some time later."
Austrian police said the instructor who was giving them a ski lesson will face criminal investigation.
A British teenager is reported to have been killed in an avalanche in front of his twin brother while skiing in Austria, according to the Evening Standard.
The 16-year-old is thought to have been engulfed in the snow along with his father and a ski guide in the resort of Lech am Arlberg.
The 51-year-old father of the twins is believed to have been pulled alive, but was badly injured and flown to hospital, while the 16-year-old reportedly died at the scene.
A British teenager has reportedly been killed in an avalanche at the Austian resort of Lech am Arlberg, according to local media agency HNA.
The Foreign Office said: “We can confirm the death of a British national and the hospitalisation of a British national on 17 December in Austria. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”
The Leader of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team has said his team were lucky to uncover the body of a skier who was killed by an avalanche, because it was buried under 13 feet of snow and ice.
John Grieve thanked volunteers who helped to recover Daniel Maddox's body from under the snow.
– John Grieve, Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team
We were digging through a mixture of snow, ice and stones that had come down so it was quite hard going.
We ended up with about 50 people out there today, with the assistance of two walkers who helped us when we were digging the trenches.
Two other skiers, who had actually been caught up in another avalanche in the same place a couple of years ago and survived also came to help with the search, as well as the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from Lossiemouth.
– Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team
The body of a skier was found earlier today following an extensive search involving many agencies. LMRT would like to extend our thoughts to the family.
The body of an experienced skier who went missing after being caught up in a major avalanche in the Scottish Highlands has been found, according to Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.
Daniel Maddox, 41, from Clackmannanshire was skiing in an off-piste area behind Glencoe Ski Centre with his friend when the avalanche struck at about 1pm yesterday.
The skier who has gone missing in the Scottish Highlands after getting caught up in an avalanche is "unlikely" to be alive, according to a rescuer.
John Grieve, leader of Glencoe Mountain Team, added: "The avalanche has actually gone into a gully, and in some places the snow is about 40ft deep.
"Our guys have been out digging deep trenches and probing from there, as our poles are obviously not long enough to do it from the surface of the snow.
"The missing man is an extremely experienced skier... we will continue looking until we find him."
The search for a missing skier in the Scottish Highlands is to resume at first light.
The experienced off-piste skier is believed to have been caught up in an avalanche near the Glencoe Ski Centre.
Around 30 people were involved in the search operation yesterday.
A skier said he was on the slopes with his family at the Glencoe Ski Centre all day and saw the rescue mission unfolding.
Mark Fulton, 25, from Inverclyde, said he and his family went in to get some food from the cafe at lunchtime and saw an emergency helicopter "hovering about".
Mr Fulton said:
It looked as though it was coming in to land near the bottom of the hill. When we were leaving later I saw police and mountain rescue vans all gathered as well.
I didn't actually know there had been an avalanche until I was driving home and heard it on the radio.
It's just not something you think about when you're going out skiing, you never think something like that will happen to you - it's like when you get on a plane, you don't think it's going to crash.
I just hope the person is found safe and well.