Val dIsere 2nd December 2014 Photo Credit Alpine Experience

Val dIsere 2nd December 2014 Photo Credit Alpine Experience


Henry has written down and just published his top tips.  10 most important things to consider when entering the backcountry, or being on the mountain, from a safety perspective?  So I thought where better to share this than on
  1. KNOW the danger rating definitions for the 5 international avalanche danger levels.
  2. READ the official avalanche forecast bulletin for your area/region the evening before you head out .
  3. Go with PEOPLE who share the same approach as you do to having fun and being safe off-piste .
  4. EQUIPMENT, have the essentials : avalanche transceiver, probe & shovel needed to get your friend(s) out from under the snow in 15 minutes or less.
  5. TRAIN with the safety equipment. Do a practical session on how to use your safety equipment (2-3 hours and refresh yourself each year)
  6. PHONE NUMBER of local rescue services. Have it in your phone.
  7. ROUTE(S) have a good idea of the area and routes you’ll be skiing ( from maps, guide books and/or personal experience ) so you don’t end up stuck on a cliff.
  8. SLOPE ANGLES know how to identify slopes of 30 degrees or more .
  9. TALK to local professionals like the ski patrol (piste patrol).
  10. ESSENTIALS learn the ‘essentials’ from

I have got another one which holiday skiers must consider
Get the right insurance cover  see article on our website

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