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


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


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 22 &...

Very cold, with a lot of snowfall near the French/Italian border Off-piste snow report: 22 – 28 Feb for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths remain fantastic this season. There’s still some great off-piste skiing t... 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