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Do you ski off piste?

Would you like to understand the risks and know how to manage them so you can stay safe and have more fun?

We have discovered that if you enter avalanche terrain and do not apply good risk management then it is as risky as base jumping. However if you do apply good risk management, then it is no riskier than driving to the resort. 

Watch Henry in this video where he explains the HAT approach to managing the risk and how we can help you to have more fun and stay safe at the same time. As we say.

Safety is Freedom

 

Here are 5 ways we can help you

Free practical advice

Discover the HAT checklist, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our You Tube live broadcasts, follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.

Avalanche talks

Attend our talks to learn how to apply the HAT checklist so you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort. This is an introduction to avalanche awareness

Transceiver training

Join one of our sessions so that if the worst happens, learn  how to locate a victim in 5 minutes and dig them out in 15 minutes using the transceiver, shovel and probe.

On snow courses

Experience the off piste and learn how to apply the HAT checklist and risk management on the snow. Spend time with Henry  discovering the amazing off piste terrain in Val d’Isere and Tignes.

Online training

Invest time studying our avalanche talks and transceiver training before you go out to the mountains. Use these as a reminder.

Recent blog posts

In the season and the season warm up we regularly post advice, HAT updates, weather, snow reports and news on our blog

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Decision-making, risk and crisis management from an avalanche point of view.

Henry Schniewind is to present a keynote speech ... ... at The Financial Planners Conference hosted by the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI) on Tuesday October 1st, at 4:15pm at The Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC. The theme of his talk...

Download our off-piste checklist

Research has shown that checklists work to reduce errors that lead to accidents. This is very true for endeavours like off-piste skiing and the risk of avalanches, many accidents can be avoided if you use a framework that helps you to consistently pay attention to...

Henry’s Avalanche Talk launches ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019

We are launching the 2019 Off Piste Awareness Tour with ORTOVOX and Ellis Brigham. There will be over 30 live events in venues across the UK and France. The talks focus on how to manage risk when skiing or snowboarding off-piste and are aimed at all levels of riders...

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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk19 hours ago
Henry's Avalanche Talks are kicking off on the 23rd of October at our Covent Garden store with a new focus on knowledge application.

These must-see talks, are full of essential information for all off-piste skiers and snowboarders no matter how experienced you are.

Find out more and get your tickets in our blog below
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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk2 weeks ago
Today is a big day for Henry Schniewind Good luck and good speaking at 4pm.
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk2 weeks ago
Last two days to get the early bird discount for Henry's Avalanche Talk events in the UK this Autumn. Code is hatearlybird for 20% discount. Valid until 1st October.

There are three events. The Essentials talk, the In-depth talk and transceiver training. Come and learn how you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort.
https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/henrys-avalanche-talk-launches-ortovox-off-piste-awareness-tour-2019/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk3 weeks ago
Henry Schniewind is to present a keynote speech ... ... at The Financial Planners Conference hosted by the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI) on Tuesday October 1st, at 4:15pm at The Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC. The theme of his talk is decision-making, risk and crisis management from an exciting avalanche point of view. The title is ‘Nothing happens most of the time’. [ 2,014 more words ]
https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/decision-making-risk-and-crisis-management-from-an-avalanche-point-of-view/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk3 weeks ago
You can rent transceiver shovel probe and backpack from the skiclub GB for £20. If you are a member.

https://www.skiclub.co.uk/info-and-advice/off-piste-and-touring/avalanche-transceiver-hire-scheme?
2 weeks ago
Today is a big day for Henry Schniewind Good luck and good speaking at 4pm. https://t.co/iDd9ICPstZ
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Decision-making, risk and crisis management from an avalanche point of view. https://t.co/y03o9Cmw05 https://t.co/rn4AxmRj5g
2 weeks ago
Last two days to get early bird discount for Henry's Avalanche Talk events in the UK this Autumn. Code is hatearlybird for 20% discount. Valid until 1st October.
Come and learn how you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort.
https://t.co/9WgIVdbiX5 https://t.co/A7OCcRW5jp
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3 weeks ago
Decision-making, risk and crisis management from an avalanche point of view. https://t.co/y03o9Cmw05 https://t.co/rn4AxmRj5g HAToffpiste photo

Some more of our blog posts

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 28 March – 5 April

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 28 March – 5 April

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Spring skiing conditions, but could be more wintry next week! Lovely smooth spring snow conditions are now in place, so follow our tips below on where to find them. Many slopes away from the first warming effects of the sun are...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21 – 29 March 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21 – 29 March 2019

For Savoie and the Northern French Alps Hoping for smooth spring snow skiing! A high-pressure weather system is now in place over the N French Alps, bringing dry sunny conditions until the end of March The avalanche danger rating is down to 1 below 2500m and 2 in some...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 14 March 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 14 March 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps More snow for the next few days makes it complicated! There are a few more unsettled windy days ahead, with a lot of fresh snow especially on Thursday night. There should be a sunny day thrown in on Saturday! From the middle of next...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 7-13 March 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 7-13 March 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps A stormy week ahead with snowfall! Expect a period of snowy unsettled weather, with significant snowfall. Some days this may be just a few cm, but next week it will become quite widespread even down to 1500 m. One snow report, for...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 1st – 6 March 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 1st – 6 March 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps 'Winter' returns with snowfall & cooler temps. The last 3 weeks have been very warm, dry and sunny. Many wet snow avalanches have occurred in the last week in the very warm temperatures. But we are expecting cold temperatures...

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