Essential training and advice for off piste skiers
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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
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.
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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