Essential training and advice for off piste skiers

Stay safe and have fun

Safety is Freedom

Know where to go and when?

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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 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

 

https://youtu.be/etvj7r4KU6s

Here are 5 ways we can help you

Free practical advice

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ACCIDENT REDUCTION FRAMEWORK, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our live broadcasts, follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.

Avalanche talks

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

Transceiver training

Join one of our sessions so that if the worst happens, you can 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.

HAT ACADEMY

Spend a weekend in the UK with Henry refining your skills  and going in depth into how to make decisions and reduce risks when going off piste.

Recent blog posts

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Off Piste Snow Report, Travel & Upcoming Events

In the video below, I give you a quick overview on: Current off piste snow conditions for the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas. We've received (and are continuing to receive) fresh snowfall. The current avalanche risk is high - 4 out of 5. This fresh snow...

Snowing in the Alps, Upcoming Events & Latest Travel News

Travel to Alpine destinations, at the time of this writing, is uncertain to say the least. It seems to be limited to France and Italy if you want to avoid quarantines, lockdowns and direct hints of further immanent restrictions in the very near future. That's a...

What works and what does not work to stay safe off piste

During lockdown, Henry had time to consider what works to help people apply their knowledge and stay safe off-piste. He also noticed what does not work. We held a webinar in which we will interview Henry to find out what he concluded. This is a preview of a number of...

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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk3 days ago
Off Piste Snow Report, Travel & Upcoming Events

Quick overview on the current off piste snow conditions for the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas.

Some travel news.

Upcoming events: Essentials Talk – virtual talk – , in two parts, on this coming Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The accident reduction framework featured in this talk is for everyone: from beginners off piste even to pros interested in a great client training tool and memory aid. The aim is to help you get the most from your time on the mountain. See this link for more info Essentials Talk 7 & 8 December 6 pm UK time, 7 pm CET.

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/off-piste-snow-report-travel-upcoming-events/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 week ago
Travel to Alpine destinations, at the time of this writing, is uncertain to say the least. It seems to be limited to France and Italy if you want to avoid quarantines, lockdowns and direct hints of further restrictions in the very near future. That's a generalization - we will do our best to provide specific facts when we can.

The snow, is one thing that is certain. It has been falling pretty consistently for almost three days now and it is predicted to continue! It is cold, light AND set to continue for the next ten days or so.

For more info on this and upcoming Henry's Avalanche Talk & ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour events see this link https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/its-snowing-in-the-alps/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 month ago
Good fun chatting with Iain from The Ski Podcast !!

For more on how to get the most from your time off piste and ski touring, we’ve got a few more spaces Tuesday in London Covent Garden Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in Partnership with ORTOVOX

See henrysavalanchetalk.com ‘UK Events’ for more info.

Safety is Freedom!
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 month ago
Wimbledon Windmill Museum
Some photos of the setup for Transceiver training
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 month ago
Wimbledon and Putney Commons
Setting and kicking off the transceiver training on Wimbledon common. First session starts to day at 1300. Next one Sunday at 1130.
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's first webinar and podcast for this season takes place on Sunday (tomorrow) at 1700.
Do join us to find out the latest thinking on what does and does not work to keep you safe off-piste this winter
https://t.co/uoUjbLKkXb
What works and what does not work to stay safe off piste.

During lockdown, Henry had time to consider what works to help people apply their knowledge and stay safe off-piste. He also noticed what does not work.

Join our webinar to find out more https://t.co/uoUjbM1VOJ

Some more of our blog posts

Off Piste Snow Report, Travel & Upcoming Events

Off Piste Snow Report, Travel & Upcoming Events

In the video below, I give you a quick overview on: Current off piste snow conditions for the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas. We've received (and are continuing to receive) fresh snowfall. The current avalanche risk is high - 4 out of 5. This fresh snow...

read more
Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

My good friend, screamin' - extreme skiing - Dan Egan will be in the UK on tour for his new book: 30 Years in a White Haze. Events include Monday October 25th in Manchester and Wednesday October 27th in London. I met Dan in high school in Boston, USA where we raced...

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WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

Very few avalanche deaths or accidents occur in wet snow conditions. "So we don't need to worry about wet snow avalanches at all?" you may well ask. The answer is "Yes we do"!! The tricky thing seems to be that even though there are more avalanches in wet snow...

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