Off-piste snow report for Northern French ...

Special early preview video! For 10 – 17 January 2019 Complementary Video Update: Snow in the Northern French Alps! At long last snow is currently falling in the Northern French Alps! There’s likely only going to be 10 cm o... Read More


Possible snow next week in French Alps

In our snow report published on Thursday 3rd January we mentioned there might be snow on Tuesday night or Wednesday daytime next week but at that point we were not sure because the high pressure systems are still dominant. It now looks... Read More


Off-Piste Snow and Weather Forecast
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 4th Jan ...

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Cold and crispy but windy days ahead with lots of sunshine and some clouds Don’t forget your suncream folks. We’re now under the influence of a huge high pressure weather system over ... Read More


Henry discussing the weak layer in the snow pack

When’s it going to snow again?

In a nutshell, we are not sure and maybe not for 2 weeks or more in France. Whereas in Austria more snow is expected from Monday The New Year skiers are enjoying fantastic sunshine in the Northern French Alps. We are expecting this to ... Read More


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Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 28th Dec...

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Looks like a sunny start to the new year! Happy new year everyone! After a spate of gloomy mild weather with a rain/snow limit around 2500 m, the sun has made a welcome reappearance over the last... Read More


Off-Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 21st Dec...

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Milder days ahead, sun snow and rain What a great and varied off-piste week we’ve had! Conditions have sometimes been excellent with cold dry light powder skiing in good visibility (often b... Read More


Transceiver training ANENA
Latest transceiver training technique from...

Here you see Henry’s report on how mobile phones can interfere with your transceiver search                            In this video, Henry reports from  ANENA on the latest adv... Read More


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


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 can be s... Read More