Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

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...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 10th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 10th Jan 2020

Another dry and sunny week ahead! The weather is set to be sunny and dry and cold at night. Some weather models point to fresh snowfall (20cm) around 16th, 17th or 18th January. But not all do and they all differ on exactly when this might arise. So too early to hope...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 26th Dec 2019

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 26th Dec 2019

What a lot of snow and wind we had. When the weather finally cleared on Christmas day. It was glorious but frustrating for some and dangerous for others. Many were disappointed to find the snow badly wind affected and off piste conditions were difficult. Skilled...

Why you should speak up

This is a story about a cabin crew who did speak out. They initially assumed the expert halo. The pilot must have checked. But then eventually spoke up. It is really common in accident reports that people were worried but did not speak up. So when off piste if you are...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 18th Dec 2019

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 18th Dec 2019

Big snowstorms and heavy precipitation on the way. This will be followed by a return to calmer sunnier weather for Christmas. In the meantime, there is a hidden risk under the snowpack The snowpack appears quite stable at the moment. But this may be deceptive. Several...