According to The Windsor Star, an Indian official says an avalanche has killed a Swiss tourist who was skiing in the Himalayas in Indian-held Kashmir. A local official, Tariq Ganai, says two other Swiss skiers were rescued hours after the avalanche struck on Friday (January 24).
COMMENT: Avalanches and landslides are common in Kashmir, which is divided between India and neighboring Pakistan.
Needless to say, if you are new to any country, please adhere to the advice of local officials, who almost always know the country far better than visitors. They also know the limitations of search-and-rescue resources than those that have little knowledge about the country.