Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 24th December 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 24th December 2023

The festive season starts with a sunny few days in the mountains, with temperatures above average for the time of year. The best off-piste snow conditions can be found above 2000 m or so. Becoming more unsettled from Thursday and into next week.   Following some...
Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 10th December 2023

Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 10th December 2023

A wet first half to the week, with humid-heavy snowfall above 2500 m and rain below. Lower temperatures at the mid/end of the week will help to bring some snow lower down (and hopefully more conditions like in the photo above). The lower temperatures will help to...
Wet Snow Avalanches

Wet Snow Avalanches

Is climate change making off-piste skiing more dangerous? This question comes up in every talk and in most conversations that I have about the topic of avalanche accident reduction. So it will be a primary topic of my next Webinar in this autumn’s series, We...
Wet Snow Avalanches

WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

Very few avalanche deaths or accidents occur in wet snow conditions. “So we don’t need to worry about wet snow avalanches at all?” you may well ask. The answer is “Yes we do”!! The tricky thing seems to be that even though there are more...