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...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – New Year Week 2024

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – New Year Week 2024

Plenty of fresh snowfalls coming up for the N French Alps and surrounding areas, interspersed with a couple of clear, calm days, during this new year week. Happy 2024 everyone! Fresh snowfall forecast this week will be greatly appreciated by off-piste and ski touring...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 17th December 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 17th December 2023

A sunny start to the week with temperatures way above average for the time of season. Cloudier with very light snowfall from Wednesday.  Snow depths above 1800/2000 m are very good for this time of season, and there’s some fantastic off-piste & ski touring...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 10th April 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 10th April 2023

What a fantastic week it’s been for off-piste skiing in the N French Alps. The week ahead looks like it should be great too, with beautiful smooth spring snow conditions coming into place at last! Off-piste snow depths and skiing conditions above 2000 m are good...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 3rd April 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 3rd April 2023

What a week it’s been in the N French Alps full of fresh snowfall, sometimes rain, high winds and fluctuating temperatures.  Above 2000 m, off-piste snow depths are now about normal for the time of season (and a lot better than they were a month ago). You can...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 3rd April 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 27th March 2023

After large amounts of fresh snowfall down to around 1300/1500 m on Sunday & Sunday night, off-piste snow depths will have improved hugely by Monday, particularly above around 2000 m, where up to 50 cm of fresh snow is expected.  Below 2000 m, off-piste conditions...