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Safety is Freedom
Know where to go and when?
Understand how to go
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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
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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Hoping for snowfall in the Northern French Alps at the start of next week! Unfortunately temperatures are becoming mild for the time of season again, but altitudes above 1600 m should benefit from this fresh snow. Around 10-15 cm fresh snow fell last Friday night,...
In Grenoble. 'Safety is Freedom' Essentials in English, January 27th @ 19.30! I will be at the Maison de la Montagne in collaboration with my friends at the French Avalanche Association (ANENA) and the City of Grenoble. To buy tickets and for other details in English...
A little snow Friday afternoon into Saturday, followed by another dry week! But there is frissette (gobelet, facets) sitting on top of the current snowpack in shady places If we get 10cm or more new snow, then be very wary of steep, shady northeast, north and...
Up to a metre more coming over the next week! Go for the low hanging fruit! Keeping it simple Here today in Tignes with Dom John below. https://youtu.be/DKIojF9hGbg Brief off-piste update below https://youtu.be/GILhWPEf5j8 In addition to the above advice, you need to...
HAT started back in the 1990's with weekly avalanche awareness talks in Val d'Isere given in Dicks T Bar thanks to the initiative from Henry Schniewind and support from Dick Yates Smith. This season we are bringing the talks back to Val, all new and improved. But this...