Snowpack stabilization due to wet snow and high temperatures

Snowpack stabilization due to wet snow and high temperatures

Current off-piste conditions in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas, and forecast for new year’s week Snow conditions in the N French Alps over the last few days are a classic example of how, after causing initial instability, wet snow, high temperatures...
An exceptional avalanche situation…

An exceptional avalanche situation…

… in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas – worth noting, following and learning from. “But”, you may say, “Every year there’s a weak layer – it’s always there”. Yes, but every year ‘the weak...
Direct action avalanches (or storm snow avalanches)

Direct action avalanches (or storm snow avalanches)

Spring has suddenly turned back to Winter with plenty of snowfall above 1800 m or so in the Alps With all this snow predicted over the next few days (and the resulting avalanche activity that will be occurring as a direct result of the storm) , I thought this would be...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 13th – 19th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 13th – 19th March 2020

Sunny, settled Spring-like conditions for the week ahead in the N French Alps! Macron has closed the schools in France but ski resorts in France remain open. We’ve had some excellent off-piste skiing over the last week with some great powder snow conditions,...