Super Arcelle 4th 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 people) in Val d’Isère alone. The avalanches took the victims for big, potentially dangerous rides. There were no people taken in natural avalanches. Most of these accidental avalanches were not mad... Read More

On-Line Off-Piste Essentials 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 Talk‘. It’s aimed at helping you have fun and be safe off-piste. The benefit of it being an on-line talk is that it can be watched as many times as you like via computer, w... Read More

Avalanche risk 5 on Friday 1st Feb 2019

Meteo France just put the avalanche danger rating up to 5 on North Facing slopes in the Haute Tarentaise and all slopes in other Savoie regions. Here is a translation of their words. This is strong language for the Haute Tarentaise. The risk level is also 5 in all other regions of the Savoie and level 4 in the Haute Savoie. Northern part of the Haute Tarentaise (Bourg-St-Maurice-St Foy): Heavy snowfall is expected in the next 24 hours, favoring a generalized instability [&hel... Read More

Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report 31 Jan-6 Feb 2019

For Savoie and Northern French Alps Great skiing, but watch out for significant avalanche danger over the next few days with significant snowfall expected Low-pressure weather systems remain in charge over the Alps until Sunday delivering more snow, especially on Friday and Saturday. Fluctuating temperatures will make for unstable conditions below 2000m. A weak layer makes the snowpack unstable higher up. On Monday, the high pressure kicks in delivering more stable weather. S... Read More

New Snow, Cold, Great Skiing & High Avalanche Danger ...

Update for Off-piste Skiing Report Northern French Alps! Cold and snowy for the rest of the week in N French Alps. This means great skiing! The High avalanche danger rating of 4 should continue with the intermittent snow storms adding an increased load on top of the persistent weak layers that, due to the cold temps, continue to be a menace. Get out there and enjoy the super conditions! But avoid areas where there are slopes of 30° or more. In short, […]... Read More