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2 British skiers die in Mont Blanc fall in icy Alps

PARIS — Two British skiers have died after falling from steep slopes in particularly icy conditions on Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

Lt. Remi Pelisson with the mountain gendarme service said Monday that the two men were skiing off-piste in a popular area off the Grands Montets resort when they died Sunday.

A third British skier alerted rescuers but the men were found dead, Pelisson told The Associated Press. He said the two were apparently on holiday in Chamonix and were between 25 and 30 years old.

The British Foreign Office said it is in touch with French authorities and providing support to the victims' families.

This winter has seen heavy snow create dangerous conditions and disrupt transport across the Alps.

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