Episode guide

Ski A&E

Series 1

Ski A&E

  • Snowpark

    The teams deal with the range of emergencies that occur in the Val Thorens snowpark, including a teenager who has concussion and a man who breaks his spine.

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  • Pain

    Ski Patrol and the medics deal with emergencies, including a heli-rescue from a mountain, a little boy with slashed fingers and a woman whose leg has, as one medic says, 'exploded'.

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  • Changeover Day

    It's Changeover Day in Val Thorens, which means legions of first-time and out-of-practice skiers hitting the slopes with sometimes disastrous consequences.

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  • Intro

    Rescue and medical teams in a ski resort deal with extreme conditions and daily accidents on the slopes of the French Alps. A pensioner cannot remember what day it is.

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  • Varsity

    It's the famous Varsity Week, when rival Oxbridge universities hit town for a downhill grudge match - alongside the usual dramatic backdrop of cases from the slopes of Val Thorens.

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  • Speed

    Featuring people who pay the price for white-knuckle thrills, including a netball umpire who receives heartbreaking news and an elderly Canadian who stabs his face on a ski pole.

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  • Insurance

    Patients include Terri from Crewe, who ends up with more than 20 stitches in her shoulder, and Igor the Russian businessman, who refuses all medical assistance.

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  • Avalanche

    Patrol teams work to prevent avalanches, using dynamite, train their rescue dogs, and desperately seek a 14-year-old boy who goes missing after skiing off-piste alone.

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  • Weather

    The changing weather causes difficulties on the mountains as the teams rescue a man who has cut open his face and a woman who has fallen 13 metres without a helmet.

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  • Lifts

    There's a rare crisis in Val Thorens when one of biggest cable cars in the world breaks down, leaving up to 100 people dangling from a wire 50 metres above the mountainside.

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