Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 6th – 12th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 6th – 12th March 2020

More unsettled weather before settling down a bit from Tuesday in the Northern French Alps ! It’s been an epic week of off-piste skiing, with arguably the best snow conditions of the whole season! Following some resort level rain on Thursday, we just had another...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 28th Feb –  5th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 28th Feb – 5th March 2020

Unsettled weather and plenty of snowfall in the Northern French Alps next week ! After a mild sunny start to the current week, it’s now back to winter with a vengeance! From Tuesday night, we had another period of extremely stormy weather, with howling NW winds...
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 28th Dec 2018

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 28th Dec 2018

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Looks like a sunny start to the new year! Happy new year everyone! After a spate of gloomy mild weather with a rain/snow limit around 2500 m, the sun has made a welcome reappearance over the last few days. We could see some...
Update from Henry on the unstable snowpack

Update from Henry on the unstable snowpack

Henry just posted this video update on why the snowpack is very unstable right now. Why we should not be misled when other skiers go onto to steep slopes and nothing happens to them. Why this does not mean it is safe to go on to steep slopes even if others have...
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 14th Dec 2018

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 14th Dec 2018

Savoie and Northern French Alps Watch out for the dangerous weak layer! Henry warned us on Monday that Tuesday 11th December would be risky with a persistent weak layer under the new snowpack from above 2400m. So it proved. We have seen considerable evidence of recent...
Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

…. but they need to be treated with care, all the same Over the last few years we’ve been emphasizing that over 9 out of 10 off-piste accidents occur due to victims triggering the avalanche themselves. This usually happens because they weren’t applying basic...