The police stated that the avalanche took place in the Plaine-Morte sector of the resort, adding that rescuers are at the site. According to them, several people are buried under the snow.
Social media users have shared alleged videos from the area.
Avalanche à Crans Montana sur la piste de Plaine Morte. Il y aurait des skieurs ensevelis pic.twitter.com/YgsCqXQMrt— Laure Lugon Zugravu (@LaureLugon) February 19, 2019
Later, police reported that at least four people were injured as a result of the avalanche, with one being in critical condition.