Essential training, advice and equipment for off piste skiers

Stay safe and have fun

Safety is Freedom

Know where to go and when?

Understand how to go

Be well prepared

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

 

https://youtu.be/etvj7r4KU6s

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

Receive blog posts by email

Sign up here to get an email of every blog post

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

ORTOVOX Free Touring Image The number of avalanche accidents, injuries and deaths last season went far beyond the averages for France, Switzerland, USA. According to their preliminary reports it was one of the worst seasons in fifty years. Other countries are likely...

ORTOVOX & HAT Virtual Tour: Talks and Webinars 2020-21 brief overview

This video gives a glimpse at how we adapted the ORTOVOX / HAT 2020-21 Tour of events to both the unique COVID situation, and to the dangerous, (in a number of countries, tragic) winter sports season.  By October 2020, it had become clear that I would...

Rapid warming, rain and wet snow avalanches

A common misconception about avalanche accidents is that they’re mainly related to rising temperatures. When I ask people about when and where they think most avalanche accidents occur, they nearly always reply ‘In Spring, on South facing slopes’. It’s an...

Please do follow us on social media channels to get the latest advice, blog posts and snow reports.

Henry does live broadcasts and updates on conditions during the season on You Tube

Stay in touch on social media to get our updates

 

Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk4 months ago
👉 [secours en avalanche] Du sang-froid et un beau retour d'expérience qui vaut de nombreux livres et formations...

📷 forrest_schord dont le récit complet est à découvrir sur instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMsJhpQjdPt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&fbclid=IwAR3Cq14_cDLNHG6DkjO95Vkqk5B_oIB5IliZ1ZvMKckVEPoRxxm4sxDavHQ
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Le Dahu Futé BSM Les Arcs
👉 [secours en avalanche] Du sang-froid et un beau retour d'expérience qui vaut de nombreux livres et formations...

📷 forrest_schord dont le récit complet est à découvrir sur instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMsJhpQjdPt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&fbclid=IwAR3Cq14_cDLNHG6DkjO95Vkqk5B_oIB5IliZ1ZvMKckVEPoRxxm4sxDavHQ
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk4 months ago
My good friend Dan Egan’s book of epic stories, personal struggle and pioneering spirit.

Definitely worth a read!
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk6 months ago
An excellent overview of the effect of a sand layer in the snowpack - again present in a large portion of the Alps after it was deposited several days ago. You may need to run it through a translation app if you don’t speak French though!
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk6 months ago
PST positif. Malgré le puissant redoux en cours accompagné de pluie, Les couches fragiles profondes restent potentiellement efficaces à cette altitude. Evolu...
Henry's Avalanche Talk
2021-02-03Savoie - Les Arcs - Alt 2100 m ; Exp Nord. Test nivologique
PST positif. Malgré le puissant redoux en cours accompagné de pluie, Les couches fragiles profondes restent potentiellement efficaces à cette altitude. Evolu...
youtube.com
1 month ago
ORTOVOX & HAT Virtual Tour: Talks and Webinars 2020-21 brief overview https://t.co/g452R0jADx
6 months ago
Avalanche Rescue Val d’Isère Chemins des Côves ‘The Avalanche Path’ today: a quick written & video summary https://t.co/3XT5tGuaFk
6 months ago
FROM HENRY
My heart is heavy with all the avalanche accidents and deaths over the last few days I’m thinking of the victims, their families and friends. I’m also painfully aware of close calls that I’ve had Here are some thoughts about accident prevention
https://t.co/dtCWJJp9Ti
6 months ago
WEBINAR TONIGHT 1730.
Tonight's webinar is now oversubscribed. There are 100 spaces allowed by Zoom. However, we are still accepting registrations. The first 100 to join will be allowed in. You can also watch it as a live broadcast on our FB page.

https://t.co/yZGKz05OuM

Some more of our blog posts

Safety is Freedom Webinars

Safety is Freedom Webinars

Next Event 21st December 2020 @ 1700 GMT Safety is Freedom defines an attitude and an approach to risk management. We have talked about this at Henry's Avalanche Talk ever since we started. Now we produce webinars to explore the subject of risk management and decision...

read more