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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

 

Practical advice

Discover the HAT checklist, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our You Tube live broadcasts, follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.

Avalanche talks

Learn how to apply the HAT checklist so you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort. This is an introduction to avalanche awareness

Transceiver training

If the worst happens, 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

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.

Online training

Invest time studying our avalanche talks and transceiver training before you go out to the mountains. Use these as a reminder.

Recent blog posts

In the season and the season warm up we regularly post advice, HAT updates, weather, snow reports and news on our blog

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Henry’s Avalanche Talk launches ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019

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...

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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk2 days ago
Chris Radford will be at Listex next week on Wednesday and Thursday, on behalf of www.henrysavalanchetalk.com which will be a great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues in the ski business. See you there.

#nobrexitgloomallowed

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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk3 days ago
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.

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/henrys-avalanche-talk-launches-ortovox-off-piste-awareness-tour-2019/

The talks focus on how to manage risk when skiing or snowboarding off-piste and are aimed at all levels of riders from off-piste first timers to experienced veterans looking to reinforce their knowledge.

There’s three different events that you can attend

The Essentials Talk: A must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers who want to have fun and be safe , no matter how experienced you are

The In-Depth Talk: For anyone who has attended the Essentials Talk. It is an in-depth look at one subject: We will explore how and why avalanches are triggered.

Transceiver Training: Hands on training and practice with avalanche transceivers. This is a practical session in the UK where you learn how to use a transceiver, shovel and probe to locate a victim in 5 minutes and dig them out in 15 minutes

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/henrys-avalanche-talk-launches-ortovox-off-piste-awareness-tour-2019/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk5 days ago
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 from off-piste first timers to experienced veterans looking to reinforce their knowledge. [ 771 more words ]
https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/henrys-avalanche-talk-launches-ortovox-off-piste-awareness-tour-2019/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 month ago
A very large controlled avalanche. It went big due to a persistent weak layer
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Tūroa Ski Areas
This is one of the results of our controlled avalanche work Thursday morning at Tūroa. Travelling down from above the ski area & through Big Bowl and Why Not, ending past the lower elevation of the ski resort. Both Big Bowl and Why Not are incredibly fun parts of our ski area to ride and avalanche control work such as this helps make sure all our guests and staff remain safe, with smiles on their faces from a good days skiing. One of the reasons the avalanche was of this magnitude is because a persistent weak layer was buried far down in the snow pack over two weeks ago due to the ongoing storms we've been getting. When first releasing the avalanche slab was in dry snow and was moving incredibly fast, as it travelled lower it began picking up wetter snow and became the slightly slower, heavier mass you see in this video.
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk5 months ago
"On est revenus dans une période hivernale : il fait froid, il y a de la neige et du vent, cela reste dangereux. On va maintenant commencer le mois de mai, celui de la randonnée à ski, et le bulletin d'estimation des risques d'avalanches en montagne va s'arrêter, donc pour se déplacer en montagne il faut vraiment être formé et bien la connaître. On a déjà vu des avalanches en haute-montagne en été", prévient Dominique Létang, directeur de l'ANENA

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/climat-environnement/les-avalanches-n-ont-jamais-fait-aussi-peu-de-morts-en-france-1556522559
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk5 months ago
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 this season, we're expecting to see snow, rain, sunshine, cloud..... and everything in between between now and the start of May ! [ 1,271 more word ]
https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/off-piste-snow-and-weather-11-19-april-2019/
2 days ago
Chris will be at Listex next week, on behalf of https://t.co/Fj20kQv5kT which will be a great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues in the ski business. See you there.
#nobrexitgloomallowed

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3 days ago
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 https://t.co/uPxWuwrNQi
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Henry’s Avalanche Talk launches ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019 https://t.co/9WgIVdbiX5 https://t.co/AYQ13aQa11
5 days ago
Henry’s Avalanche Talk launches ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019 https://t.co/9WgIVdbiX5 https://t.co/AYQ13aQa11 HAToffpiste photo

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 11 – 19 April 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 11 – 19 April 2019

..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...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 4 – 12 April 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 4 – 12 April 2019

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Briefly back to winter, then here there and everywhere! Spring is all about mixed weather, often cloudy and showery, with some sunshine thrown in too. That's exactly what the week ahead will bring. Following a snowstorm on...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 28 March – 5 April

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 28 March – 5 April

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Spring skiing conditions, but could be more wintry next week! Lovely smooth spring snow conditions are now in place, so follow our tips below on where to find them. Many slopes away from the first warming effects of the sun are...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21 – 29 March 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21 – 29 March 2019

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Hoping for smooth spring snow skiing! A high-pressure weather system is now in place over the N French Alps, bringing dry sunny conditions until the end of March The avalanche danger rating is down to 1 below 2500m and 2 in some...

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