Essential training and advice for off piste skiers
Stay safe and have fun
Learn why we think safety is freedom
Know where to go and when?
Be well prepared
Discover our accident reduction framework
Do you ski off piste?
Would you like to understand the risks and know how to manage them so you can stay safe and have more fun?
We have discovered that if you enter avalanche terrain and do not apply good risk management then it can be as risky as base jumping. However if you apply good risk management, then you can make it no riskier than driving to the resort.
Watch Henry in this video where he explains the HAT approach to managing the risk and how we can help you to have more fun and stay safe at the same time.
Here are 4 ways we can help
Free practical advice
Discover our Accident Reduction Framework, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our live broadcasts, and follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.
Attend our talks to learn how to apply the Accident Reduction Framework so you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort. You can come to live events or via Zoom webinar
Join one of our sessions so that if the worst happens, you are well prepared. You will learn how to locate a victim in 5 minutes and dig them out in 15 minutes using the transceiver, shovel and probe.
On snow courses
Come skiing with Henry Experience the off piste and learn how to apply the HAT checklist and risk management on the snow. Discover the amazing off piste terrain in Val d’Isere and Tignes.
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Some recent blog posts
End of Season Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 17th April 2023 (& beyond)
So far, this spring's proved to be a very wintry season in the N French Alps! The locals are nicknaming this week 'Janvril', a cross between the wintry weather we'd expect in January with what we're currently receiving in April. Off-piste snow depths and skiing...
Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth
Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand 'melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow! Melt-freeze Cycles A melt freeze cycle is when cold dry snow melts in the sun/heat during the day and then freezes at night. Once...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 10th April 2023
What a fantastic week it's been for off-piste skiing in the N French Alps. The week ahead looks like it should be great too, with beautiful smooth spring snow conditions coming into place at last! Off-piste snow depths and skiing conditions above 2000 m are good for...