British national dies while skiing French Alps

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 24, 2010 1:00 pm

A 63 year old man, John Atkinson, was killed while skiing a blue slope on the French Alps ski resort of Les Deux Alpes on Thursday.  The Foreign Office said that it was aware that a British national was killed and offered any assistance it could provide.  The family was in complete shock and there were no witnesses.  He was on holiday with his family and the accident occured while he was skiing with his children. 

The resort had this to say, “It was snowing and the visibility was not good. He crashed into a rock.” “The slope was a blue slope so should have been easy,”

Attempts at resuscitation were not working and proved to be futile.