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


Snow & Weather Report 22 to 28 March
What is the Risk of Riding in Avalanche Te...

This is the title of a blog posted by Bruce Tremper in 2009. I am planning to examine this question in more detail this week by attending the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) in Innsbruck. I hope to be posting more about this... 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


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 19 - 25 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
HAT off piste snow & weather report

Great spring snow conditions! HAT off piste snow and weather report 19-25 April for Savoie and northern French Alps It looks like we’re going to have classic spring snow conditions for at least the next few days! This is one of ... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 12 – 18 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 12 – ...

Unsettled, particularly near the French/Italian border! Off-piste snow report: 12 – 18 April for Savoie & N French Alps Still waiting for Spring conditions to properly arrive! Normally at this time of year we’re enjoyin... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 5 - 11 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 5 – 1...

Spring-like conditions starting to appear! Off-piste snow report: 5 – 11 April for Savoie & N French Alps With milder temperatures and some sunshine forecast, we’re optimistic that ‘spring snow’ conditions w... Read More


Meteo France special bulletin on avalanche risk
Meteo France Special Bulletin about Avalan...

Meteo France have just issued a special bulletin on the unusual avalanche risk that is present in the Northen French Alps at the moment.  You can see the original click here. This kind of special bulletin is quite unusual and reflect... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 29 March &#...

Unsettled conditions with snow showers up high! Off-piste snow report: 29 March – 4 April for Savoie & N French Alps Not really spring conditions yet. The unexpectedly long transition into spring continues! In high altitude r... Read More


Snow & Weather Report 22 to 28 March
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 22 &...

This winter just keeps on giving! Off-piste snow report: 22 – 28 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps Someone suggested we should start publishing reports about spring, spring snow and melt-freeze cycles this week. Normal... Read More


Henry Schniewind Off pIste
The ski helmet debate: Prevention should p...

As skiers, more and more of us are wearing helmets nowadays, particularly for use on the piste. But how about when we venture off-piste?  After discussion with Henry, here’s where he and the HAT team stand on the subject…... Read More