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,...
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...