Uppps. Thousand apologies...I meant to write a brief translation of the article and discussion ensued but I forgot in the haste...
Well, what google translator says is quite amusing :
Mauro Gadola, 18enne di Prata Camportaccio did not have it done. The couple Sunday was the victim of a fall off along the path of Canalone to Madesimo while he was practicing with a downhill skis. Fatal the trauma reported during slipped downstream. Immediati rescue of 118. The eliambulanza him transported to Morelli. For him, however, there was nothing to do.
I tried to rework it to make it more understandable :
Mauro Gadola, 18 y.o., of Prata Camportaccio (the village he was originating from and living in) did not make it. The youngster Sunday was the victim of a fall off on the Canalone run in Madesimo while skiing. The fatal trauma happened because of a slip. The rescue team (118 is the one of the Italian equivalents of 911, the others being 112-Carabinieri and 113-Police) was immediately alerted. The medeva helicopter transported him to the "Morelli" (the valley hospital name). For him, however, there was nothing to do.
If not for the tragedy that it describes I would have chuckled.
Well, in short what happened is that this young guy was skiing on a very famous run in Madesimo, I'd say the best known off-piste run in our region, you see, it's the only off-piste that is to be considered "in-bound" here that I know of. Its main course is called "Canalone" (the "Big chute", loosely translated). There are two other variant, one is called "Il canalino delle streghe" ("the witches chute").
Apparently the victim was skiing down this variant when, because of lack of snow had to take off his skis and walk. Slipped and fell.
The place is quite beautiful but full of rocks...
What I am sorry is that the media is already taking hold of this and cry
"Killer mountains" and there are rumors of closing the run to public access...