Download our off-piste checklist

Download our off-piste checklist

Research has shown that checklists work to reduce errors that lead to accidents. This is very true for endeavours like off-piste skiing and the risk of avalanches, many accidents can be avoided if you use a framework that helps you to consistently pay attention to...
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 7-13 Feb 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 7-13 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Fantastic skiing available but many people are taking crazy risks, please read On Monday 4th February we picked up reports of 10 people caught in 4 separate accidental slab avalanches (‘accidental’ means they were...
Avalanche risk 5 on Friday 1st Feb 2019

Avalanche risk 5 on Friday 1st Feb 2019

Meteo France just put the avalanche danger rating up to 5 on North Facing slopes in the Haute Tarentaise and all slopes in other Savoie regions. Haute Tarentaise Here is a translation of their words. This is strong language for the Haute Tarentaise. The risk level is...
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 17-24 Jan 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 17-24 Jan 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Cold temperatures and a little more snowfall With some fresh top-ups of snow (anything between 5 to 40 cm) we’ve been finding some fantastic off-piste conditions over the last few days. There’s some lovely cold powder...
The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is back

The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is back

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, Fort William and The Hurlingham...