Off Piste Snow Report 2 February
Henry’s 5 day course kicks off today

Henry was out today with the first clients on a new 5 day off piste course with Mark Warner.  Here are Andrew, Max, Michael and Yanna on the slopes with Henry. The intention of the course is to help skiers who want to go off piste be ... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report 26 January
Off piste snow report and weather – ...

A chance of small top-ups of fresh snow! A few windy days ahead, maybe bringing small amounts of snow with them.  Look at our weather forecast for a longer term outlook and possible snow after 3rd February Off-piste snow report R... Read More

The weather is changing – snow is co...

things are changing and we can expect some snow over the next week especially around 3rd February. This will be created by a Mediterranean low pressure situated over Genoa and the south of France and will bring precipitation and a lot... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report 10 January
Off piste snow report and weather – ...

Settled weather and sunshine for the next week Snow depths have improved dramatically, and there’s some very nice quality off-piste on slopes sheltered from the wind. The biggest factor on slope safety and snow quality right no... Read More

Ortovox transceiver training HAT
Transceiver training in Val d’Isere ...

We would argue that it is a bit impolite to ski off-piste with friends, carry all the safety equipment, but have no training in how to use it. If you are wearing a transceiver, then that is a good start. If you are caught, your friends... Read More

Recent avalanche activity after storm

A number of accidental avalanches have taken people for some impressive rides in the last few days in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas.  They were all triggered by the victims. We believe all of the ‘victims’... Read More

Shred Safe This Winter
HAT Talk with ‘Shred Safe’ Wed...

A new event and a new concept!  HAT is honoured to have just been asked to give a ‘Ride Hard, Ride Safe’, Essentials Talk with the new venture Shred Safe in Val d’Isère at 6pm this Wednesday, January 18th, in the ... Read More

High pressure back in charge after 70cm weekend snow.
High pressure back in charge after 70cm we...

The snowstorm over the weekend was very welcome. This has added 60cm to over 1m of fresh snow in the Northern French Alps depending on where you are This has created amazing conditions and raised the avalanche risks to considerable. Se... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report 13 January
Off piste snow report and weather – ...

A lot of snow, wind & increased avalanche risk! We’re expecting up to 50 cm of fresh snow over the next couple of days in the French N Alps. Clearly the snow dance worked! Off-piste snow report for 12 – 18 January Up t... Read More

Off piste checklist - quick reference guide
Off piste checklist and quick reference gu...

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 ... Read More