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
Here are 5 ways we can help you
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.
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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.
Today is a big day for Henry Schniewind Good luck and good speaking at 4pm. https://t.co/iDd9ICPstZ
Some more of our blog posts
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...