Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 24th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 24th Jan 2020

Hoping for snowfall in the Northern French Alps at the start of next week! Unfortunately temperatures are becoming mild for the time of season again, but altitudes above 1600 m should benefit from this fresh snow. Around 10-15 cm fresh snow fell last Friday night,...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

A little snow Friday afternoon into Saturday, followed by another dry week! But there is frissette (gobelet, facets) sitting on top of the current snowpack in shady places If we get 10cm or more new snow, then be very wary of steep, shady northeast, north and...
Do helmets and airbags make you safer?

Do helmets and airbags make you safer?

Or do they encourage you to take more risk? James Cove of planet ski just posted this article https://www.planetski.eu/news/12328 Interesting conclusions. In short the research seems to James Cove to point out that helmets do offer protection, but not nearly as much...
NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

Nothing Happens … most of the time  Off-piste skiing and touring can be surprisingly safe, about the same risk as driving a car for one hour, if we regularly apply the risk reduction measures we learn in avalanche training. If we do not apply these measures, it...
Download our off-piste checklist

Download our off-piste checklist

Research has shown that checklists work to reduce errors that lead to accidents. This is very true for endeavours like off-piste skiing and the risk of avalanches, many accidents can be avoided if you use a framework that helps you to consistently pay attention to...