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Know where to go and when?

Be well prepared

Discover our accident reduction framework

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 can be as risky as base jumping. However if you apply good risk management, then you can make it 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.

Here are 4 ways we can help

Free practical advice

Discover our Accident Reduction Framework, get our snow reports, read our free articles, watch our live broadcasts, and follow the HAT blog for the latest insight and advice.

Avalanche talks

Attend our talks to learn how to apply the Accident Reduction Framework so you can make going off piste no more risky than driving to the resort. You can come to live events or via Zoom webinar

Transceiver training

Join one of our sessions so that if the worst happens, you are well prepared. You will 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

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

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Off Piste Snow Report – N French Alps – 23rd January 2023

It's been an incredible week of extremely cold temperatures (down to -20° C or even lower at 2000 m during the day) and regular top-ups of fresh snow.  Next week looks like being largely dry and fairly sunny in the mountains, with temperatures more like normal for the...

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