The Swiss Alps has experienced turbulent weather over the past month and experienced its second avalanche attack today. Video was taken at the Zermatt hotel in the Swiss Alps shows how dangerous the sought after mountain range is for snow sport enthusiast.
Some parts of the Swiss Alps have had three metres (9.9ft) of fresh snow in just one week – a level last reached in 1999.
Helicopter services are in high demand in Zermatt as some tourists try to get airlifted out. Some 9,000 people are stranded there.
Some residents were also evacuated in the Swiss town of Davos, where world and business leaders are gathering for the World Economic Forum this week.
Officials advised people living in about 30 homes to find somewhere safer to spend the night on Sunday. -BBC
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