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Safety is Freedom
Know where to go and when?
Understand how to go
Be well prepared
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 is as risky as base jumping. However if you do apply good risk management, then it is 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. As we say.
Safety is Freedom
Here are 5 ways we can help you
Experience the off piste and learn how to apply the HAT checklist and risk management on the snow. Spend time with Henry discovering the amazing off piste terrain in Val d’Isere and Tignes.
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In this article, Henry discusses the central theme of this year's off-piste awareness talks and transceiver training
Nothing Happens.. most of the time
and you can watch the video of Henry triggering an avalanche.
Some more of our blog posts
Nothing Happens ... most of the time Off-piste skiing and touring can be surprisingly safe, about the same risk as driving a car for one hour, if we regularly apply the risk reduction measures we learn in avalanche training. If we do not apply these measures, it can...
Henry Schniewind is to present a keynote speech ... ... at The Financial Planners Conference hosted by the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI) on Tuesday October 1st, at 4:15pm at The Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC. The theme of his talk...
Research has shown that checklists work to reduce errors that lead to accidents. This is very true for endeavours like off-piste skiing and the risk of avalanches, many accidents can be avoided if you use a framework that helps you to consistently pay attention to...
We are launching the 2019 Off Piste Awareness Tour with ORTOVOX and Ellis Brigham. There will be over 30 live events in venues across the UK and France. The talks focus on how to manage risk when skiing or snowboarding off-piste and are aimed at all levels of riders...
..and in to early May! For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Great skiing still to be had! But you have to explore to find it Weather forecasts are difficult enough in the mountains, but in Springtime things are even more unpredictable. In this, our last snow report...