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12 January 2012 09:52
The avalanche caused problems for Britons on skiing holidays
British tourists were among those who found themselves stuck in a Swiss resort after an unexpected avalanche.
The holidaymakers were trapped in the popular ski resort of Zermatt after snow blocked train tracks and roads, preventing travel in or out of the area.
Briton Belinda Hadden, 53, said: "We missed our flight home to London so I went to the train station and was told there was no way I was getting out. There are worse places to be trapped, but it was a bit worrying that we were properly stuck."
The avalanche followed levels of snowfall not seen in the area for more than a decade, with more than a metre falling in just one day, according to eyewitnesses.
Unforeseen events and unusual weather conditions can lead to holidaymakers having to quickly change their arrangements - before travelling abroad it's important to make sure you are protected with the correct
A spokesperson for the Ski Club of Great Britain said authorities had aimed to clear the road into the resort by late on Friday, January 6.
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