Snowpack stabilization due to wet snow and high temperatures

Snowpack stabilization due to wet snow and high temperatures

Current off-piste conditions in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas, and forecast for new year’s week Snow conditions in the N French Alps over the last few days are a classic example of how, after causing initial instability, wet snow, high temperatures...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps : 10th – 16th December 2021

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps : 10th – 16th December 2021

Snow storms dying out over the weekend. Sunny and warm next week with great skiing. It’s been a week of cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall. Snow conditions are currently excellent in the N French Alps and surrounding areas (indeed throughout most of the...
Off Piste Snow Report, Travel & Upcoming Events

Off Piste Snow Report, Travel & Upcoming Events

In the video below, I give you a quick overview on: Current off piste snow conditions for the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas. We’ve received (and are continuing to receive) fresh snowfall. The current avalanche risk is high – 4 out of 5. This...
Snowing in the Alps, Upcoming Events & Latest Travel News

Snowing in the Alps, Upcoming Events & Latest Travel News

Travel to Alpine destinations, at the time of this writing, is uncertain to say the least. It seems to be limited to France and Italy if you want to avoid quarantines, lockdowns and direct hints of further immanent restrictions in the very near future. That’s a...
What works and what does not work to stay safe off piste

What works and what does not work to stay safe off piste

During lockdown, Henry had time to consider what works to help people apply their knowledge and stay safe off-piste. He also noticed what does not work. We held a webinar in which we will interview Henry to find out what he concluded. This is a preview of a number of...
Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

My good friend, screamin’ – extreme skiing – Dan Egan will be in the UK on tour for his new book: 30 Years in a White Haze. Events include Monday October 25th in Manchester and Wednesday October 27th in London. I met Dan in high school in Boston, USA...
WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

Very few avalanche deaths or accidents occur in wet snow conditions. “So we don’t need to worry about wet snow avalanches at all?” you may well ask. The answer is “Yes we do”!! The tricky thing seems to be that even though there are more...
NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

ORTOVOX Free Touring Image The number of avalanche accidents, injuries and deaths last season went far beyond the averages for France, Switzerland and the USA. For these countries, it was one of their worst seasons in 50 years. Other countries are likely to report...