Avalanche Blankets Alpine Resort in Italy

Dramatic footage shared to Facebook captures the moment a powder snow avalanche blanketed an alpine resort in Italy’s northwestern Valle d’Aosta region on January 14.

This video, shot by local hotelier Pietro Sertorelli, shows a wall of snow rapidly descending on the Breuil Cervinia ski resort after Italy’s weather agency issued a warning for strong winds in the region.

The footage captures how Sertorelli’s attempts to outrun the avalanche prove futile, and he is overcome by a white haze as he scrambles for cover.

Sertorelli wrote on Facebook he was not hurt, and there were no reports of injuries or damages. Credit: Pietro Sertorelli via Storyful