First wave of snow in N. French Alp

First wave of snow in N. French Alp

Up to a metre more coming over the next week! Go for the low hanging fruit! Keeping it simple Here today in Tignes with Dom John below. Brief off-piste update below In addition to the above advice, you need to apply the basic points in this framework below in order to...
Henry’s Avalanche Talks come back to Val d’Isere

Henry’s Avalanche Talks come back to Val d’Isere

HAT started back in the 1990’s with weekly avalanche awareness talks in Val d’Isere given in Dicks T Bar thanks to the initiative from Henry Schniewind and support from Dick Yates Smith. This season we are bringing the talks back to Val, all new and...
Update from Henry on the unstable snowpack

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 slopes even if others have...
Safety and service in Val d’Isère

Safety and service in Val d’Isère

The town of Val d’Isère is improving its end customer experience by making an extra effort to help foreign service providers to better know the town and be comfortable during their stay for the season. Part of the town’s ‘welcome campaign’ is...
Avalanche risk assessment – post storm 10th Jan 2018

Avalanche risk assessment – post storm 10th Jan 2018

Henry tells about the likely avalanche risk and things to look out for tomorrow and the day after. This includes his observations after skiing today. He discusses why and how the danger rating can drop from a level 5 to a level 3 in just 2 days.  After all the snow,...