Avalanche Causes Damage at Siglufjörður Skiing Grounds

Ski Siglufjörður Skarðsdalur

An avalanche has damaged installations on the skiing grounds in Siglufjörður, North Iceland, RÚV reports. No one was on the grounds when the avalanche occurred early this morning, though staff noticed it when they arrived in the area, located in Skarðsdalur valley. Egill Rögnvaldsson, regional manager of the ski grounds, says the extent of the damage is not known.

The ski lodge was displaced from its foundation by the avalanche. The snow also fell on storage containers with rental equipment and moved a snow plough. Employees left the area immediately once they saw what had occurred. According to the Icelandic Met Office, there is an ongoing risk of avalanches in the area and a state of uncertainty remains in effect in North Iceland.

Two avalanches have fallen on roads in the area and some remain closed due to clean-up or ongoing avalanche risk.