Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

  Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand ‘melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow!   Melt-freeze Cycles A melt freeze cycle is when cold dry snow melts in the sun/heat during the day and then freezes at night....
Wet Snow Avalanches

Wet Snow Avalanches

Is climate change making off-piste skiing more dangerous? This question comes up in every talk and in most conversations that I have about the topic of avalanche accident reduction. So it will be a primary topic of my next Webinar in this autumn’s series, We...
TOP TIP: ‘Finding slope aspects using shadows from the sun’

TOP TIP: ‘Finding slope aspects using shadows from the sun’

Using a shadow to discover which direction a slope faces ! If you don’t have your GPS, compass or map, here’s an easy way of figuring out where those North’ish facing slope aspects are. (The ones that I talk about all the time!). WARNING: This only...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – New Year Week 2024

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – New Year Week 2024

Plenty of fresh snowfalls coming up for the N French Alps and surrounding areas, interspersed with a couple of clear, calm days, during this new year week. Happy 2024 everyone! Fresh snowfall forecast this week will be greatly appreciated by off-piste and ski touring...