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Wet Snow Avalanches

Wet Snow Avalanches

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...

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Avalanche Rescue Training with the Pros

Avalanche Rescue Training with the Pros

Training and a Memory Aid for Successful Companion RescueHenry's Avalanche Talk was recruited by Val d'Isère & Tignes to run the companion rescue section of their avalanche training programme during a 'VIP weekend' this past April.'Companion rescue' training shows...

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Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

  Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand 'melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow!   Melt-freeze Cycles A melt freeze cycle is when cold dry snow melts in the sun/heat during the day and then freezes at night. Once...

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Webinar – Education is not enough

Webinar – Education is not enough

New Webinars  Why do so many experts and snowsports professionals get killed in avalanches? How can ‘ordinary’ holiday skiers protect themselves from the danger posed by avalanches? Why by applying some basic rules, skiing off-piste doesn’t have to be any more...

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