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, ...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 23rd January 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 23rd January 2023

It’s been an incredible week of extremely cold temperatures (down to -20° C or even lower at 2000 m during the day) and regular top-ups of fresh snow.  Next week looks like being largely dry and fairly sunny in the mountains, with temperatures more like normal...
NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

ORTOVOX Free Touring Image Two years ago was a particularly deadly ski season in large parts of Europe and N America . It was one of their worst seasons in 50 years, with numbers of avalanche accidents, injuries and deaths far above the average. From a technical point...
Ortovox UK off piste awareness tour 2022

Ortovox UK off piste awareness tour 2022

A new series of Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) events is coming on tour this Autumn. A particular focus for 2022 will be to show how off-piste skiing and ski touring can be surprisingly safe when ‘the essentials’ are applied. However, it can be surprisingly dangerous if...
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...