Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 31st Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 31st Jan 2020

Snowfall on and off in the Northern French Alps next week! We needed more snow and we got it! Winter returned with a vengeance last Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing plenty of fresh snow accompanied by wild north-westerly winds. Read our blog on the snowpack before the...
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...
Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

…. but they need to be treated with care, all the same Over the last few years we’ve been emphasizing that over 9 out of 10 off-piste accidents occur due to victims triggering the avalanche themselves. This usually happens because they weren’t applying basic...