Italian snowboarder dies off-piste in Valle d’Aosta

Julian Impagliazzo (Il Messaggero)

COURMAYER – A 24-year-old Italian snowboarder has died while in an off-piste area in the Valle d’Aosta region of the Italian Alps, police sources report.

 Julian Impagliazzo fell from a rock ledge at an altitude of 1800 metres in the Plan de la Gabba area of the resort, which had been closed for safety reasons.

 A friend, who was snowboarding alongside him, alerted the mountain rescue team, who helicoptered a doctor to the site of the fall, but nothing could be done to resuscitate Impagliazzo.