An avalanche has killed a skier in the Dolomite Mountains, the fourth death in the Italian Alps in 24 hours.
Italian TV said the skier was among four people struck by the avalanche near a mountain refuge on Sunday morning.
A day earlier, a wall of snow crashed into a group of German skiers in the Senales valley of Bolzano province, killing two seven-year-old girls and the mother of one of them.
Prosecutors say they are investigating whether that slope should have been closed to the public that day, given a high risk of avalanches.
Strong winds have raised the danger of avalanches in Italian Alpine ski areas, which are crowded with holidaymakers.