Wet Snow Avalanches

Wet Snow Avalanches

Is climate change making off-piste skiing more dangerous? This question comes up in every talk and in most conversations that I have about the topic of avalanche accident reduction. So it will be a primary topic of my next Webinar in this autumn’s series, We...
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...
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...
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...