Julie Pomagalski dies in avalanche; Champion snowboarder

Former world champion snowboarder Julie Pomagalski has died in an avalanche at the age of 40 on Thursday ( March 25).

French Ministry for Sports confirmed that she had died in Uri canton, Switzerland while she was descending the Gemsstock mountain along with three other people.

The reason for the avalanche is yet nof found and but police said rescue team was late to find them.

She has became the world champion in snowboard cross in 1999, and won the Snowboard World Cup in 2004.