Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

  Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand ‘melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow!   Melt-freeze Cycles A melt freeze cycle is when cold dry snow melts in the sun/heat during the day and then freezes at night....
Wet Snow Avalanches

Wet Snow Avalanches

Is climate change making off-piste skiing more dangerous? This question comes up in every talk and in most conversations that I have about the topic of avalanche accident reduction. So it will be a primary topic of my next Webinar in this autumn’s series, We...
TOP TIP “Avoid Steeps Above Terrain Traps”

TOP TIP “Avoid Steeps Above Terrain Traps”

Photo Thanks to Trevor Godfrey.   A quick off-piste and ski touring TOP TIP is to avoid steep slopes above ‘terrain traps’. During many ski seasons, more than half of avalanche deaths involve ‘terrain traps’. Simply avoiding ‘terrain...