Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 27th March 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...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 20th March 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 20th March 2023

Is it safe? It depends on you (‘safe’ if you apply the prevention points here: https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/off-piste-quick-reference/ ) Last week saw plenty of avalanche activity in the Northern French Alps, many of them triggered by skiers....
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 30th January 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 30th January 2023

It’s been another week of great off-piste conditions in the N French Alps. Lucky areas near the French/Italian border received up to 60 cm fresh snow between last Sunday night and Tuesday. These areas stretched from Le Fornet, Val d’Isère in the north, ...
I trusted my intuition even when it was wrong

I trusted my intuition even when it was wrong

On this evening’s webinar event, “Recent avalanche accidents, Are the victims unlucky? Or were the accidents predictable?” My heart is heavy with all the avalanche accidents and deaths over the last few days in the Northern French Alps and in parts...
Massive Avalanche Results from Avalanche Control in the Alps

Massive Avalanche Results from Avalanche Control in the Alps

Following and complementing our post this past Friday, “An exceptional avalanche situation, … in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas – worth noting, following and learning from. ” The following video in Tignes, France, is of a...