Henry on the unstable snow pack
Update from Henry on the unstable snowpack

Henry just posted this video update on why the snowpack is very unstable right now. Why we should not be misled when other skiers go onto to steep slopes and nothing happens to them. Why this does not mean it is safe to go on to steep ... Read More


Safety and service in Val d’Isère

The town of Val d’Isère is improving its end customer experience by making an extra effort to help foreign service providers to better know the town and be comfortable during their stay for the season. Part of the town’s &... Read More


HAT with ORTOVOX at Kendal Mountain Festival 2018
Henry with ORTOVOX at this weekend’s...

Henry will be speaking and on the ORTOVOX stand at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain Festival. Henry will be taking some of his well-known ‘Avalanche Talks’ concepts along with the ORTOVOX ‘Safety Academy’ concepts and prese... Read More


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 beca... Read More


The off piste awareness tour from Henry's Avalanche Talk
The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is ba...

Henry Schniewind will be visiting the UK from 23rd October to 26th November for a series of events that we call The ORTOVOX Off-piste Awareness tour. Henry will be visiting Covent Garden, Tamworth, Bristol, Manchester, St Pauls, Kendal... Read More


HAT Avalanche talk with ‘SHRED SAFE’ at Arctic Juice & Cafe
HAT Avalanche Talk with Shred Safe @ Arcti...

Free Off Piste Awareness Talk this Monday (18 Dec) in Val d’Isère!   HAT is teaming up with Shred Safe to do an Avalanche Talk in Arctic Juice & Cafe, Val d’Isère.  3 pm, Monday 18 December at Arctic Juice &... Read More


Off piste snow and weather 14 - 20 Dec Savoie and N French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 14 – ...

Another snowy week ahead ! Off-piste snow report: 14 – 20 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths have increased dramatically over the last week. In the Haute Tarentaise area of Savoie (e.g. Val d’Isere/Tignes... Read More


Kendal Mountain Festival
Henry at ORTOVOX Snowsports Session, Kenda...

Henry will be presenting at the ‘ORTOVOX Snowsports Session’, at the Kendal Mountain Festival Saturday evening November 18th. He will be sharing his passion for off-piste through snippets from his Ride Hard, Ride Safe ... Read More


Ellis Brigham Snowfest 2017
London Snowfest 2017 at Ellis Brigham

At HAT we’re all about helping you enjoy your skiing and adventure more. That’s why we’re involved with Ellis Brigham’s ‘Snowfest 2017’ week.  They have plenty happening in their London stores to w... Read More


The off piste awareness tour from Henry's Avalanche Talk
The off piste awareness tour

At HAT we used to call our talks “avalanche talks” because they were primarily about avoiding avalanche danger. We now prefer to call them “off piste awareness talks”. We have evolved our training and events to ... Read More