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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

 

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

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NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

Nothing Happens ... most of the time  Off-piste skiing and touring can be surprisingly safe, about the same risk as driving a car for one hour, if we regularly apply the risk reduction measures we learn in avalanche training. If we do not apply these measures, it...

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...

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Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk3 days ago
Thank you for this explanation from Scott Osborne
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk3 days ago
Henry is in Covent Garden this week for two events. A few tickets left

The Essentials talk on Wednesday
The In Depth talk on Thursday

Ellis Brigham 20.00 - 21.45

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/product/essentials-talk-covent-garden/

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/product/the-in-depth-talk-covent-garden-october-2019/
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk4 days ago
Manchester transceiver training on Sunday 24th November has only one place left. So we added another date and there will be transceiver training in Manchester on 23rd November as well. You can book all dates for transceiver training in the UK here

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/uk-events/transceivertraining/.

We are holding events in Sandbanks, Wimbledon and Manchester throughout October, November, December and January and February.
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk4 days ago
Watch Henry on the day he triggered an avalanche - and what he learned from that - https://mailchi.mp/henrysavalanchetalk/2019-uk-talks-and-transceiver-training-now-on-sale-2624645
We've noticed that most people, most of the time, do not apply basic risk reduction methods when they go off-piste even though they are aware that the consequences can be very high… like death. This means that most of us are being more dangerous than we would normally be comfortable with. We’ve observed this over three decades of delivering avalanche awareness talks and courses throughout Europe.
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk5 days ago
Whether it’s the ‘Essentials’ or ‘In-depth talk’, Henry's Avalanche Talks are a must-see. Full of essential information for all off-piste skiers and snowboarders no matter how experienced you are.

Find out more and get your tickets here:
#livebreatheski #livebreathesnowboard
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk1 week ago
Henry explains in this video, why we should all have transceiver training and what we will cover on our transceiver training courses. You can book a place on our courses here
https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/uk-events/transceivertraining/

https://youtu.be/8MwrIWic_cs
Henry's Avalanche Talk
Henry's Avalanche Talk
This is a trailer for our training video where Henry Schniewind talks you through how to use your avalanche transceiver (or beeper) to locate and recover an ...
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1 week ago
Henry explains in this video, why we should all have transceiver training and what we will cover on our transceiver training courses. You can book a place on our courses here https://t.co/hAuSJrIXJK

https://t.co/Naj12CeDa5
1 week ago
In this article, Henry discusses the central theme of this year's off-piste awareness talks and transceiver training

Nothing Happens.. most of the time

and you can watch the video of Henry triggering an avalanche.

https://t.co/aktsA8ueX2 https://t.co/Ti8Mk71jEW
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3 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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HenrysAvalancheTalk @HAToffpiste
Decision-making, risk and crisis management from an avalanche point of view. https://t.co/y03o9Cmw05 https://t.co/rn4AxmRj5g

Some more of our blog posts

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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Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21-28 Feb 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather 21-28 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Sunny and very mild for this time of season High pressure stays in charge until the end of February. It will continue to be very sunny and even milder. We expect to see a change around 3rd 4th March, to cooler weather with some...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 14-20  Feb 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 14-20 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Wall to wall sunshine for at least the next week, and great skiing conditions! It's beginning to feel almost spring-like with milder temperatures and sunny skies. A high pressure weather system is in place, and looks likely to...

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 7-13 Feb 2019

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 7-13 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Fantastic skiing available but many people are taking crazy risks, please read On Monday 4th February we picked up reports of 10 people caught in 4 separate accidental slab avalanches ('accidental' means they were triggered by...

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On-line Off-Piste Safety Talk

On-line Off-Piste Safety Talk

Fresh snow but danger in the Alps! Hi everybody In view of the exciting snowfalls we've been receiving, great skiing and the unstable conditions that have resulted (even right next to the piste), I've produced an On-Line Off-Piste 'Essentials...

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