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

Direct action 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,...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 6th – 12th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 6th – 12th March 2020

More unsettled weather before settling down a bit from Tuesday in the Northern French Alps ! It’s been an epic week of off-piste skiing, with arguably the best snow conditions of the whole season! Following some resort level rain on Thursday, we just had another...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 28th Feb –  5th March 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 28th Feb – 5th March 2020

Unsettled weather and plenty of snowfall in the Northern French Alps next week ! After a mild sunny start to the current week, it’s now back to winter with a vengeance! From Tuesday night, we had another period of extremely stormy weather, with howling NW winds...