HAT with ORTOVOX at Kendal Mountain Festival 2018
Henry with ORTOVOX at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain...

Henry will be speaking and on the ORTOVOX stand at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain Festival. Henry will be taking some of his well-known ‘Avalanche Talks’ concepts along with the ORTOVOX ‘Safety Academy’ concepts and presenting them to a large audience at the Kendal Mountain Festival that has now become a ‘must visit’ for all mountain and ski enthusiasts from the UK and beyond. Henry says: “I’m honoured to be asked to speak at such a major event and along... Read More


The off piste awareness tour from Henry's Avalanche Talk
The Ortovox Off-piste Awareness Tour is back

Henry Schniewind will be visiting the UK from 23rd October to 26th November for a series of events that we call The ORTOVOX Off-piste Awareness tour. Henry will be visiting Covent Garden, Tamworth, Bristol, Manchester, St Pauls, Kendal, Fort William and The Hurlingham club in Fulham. In addition, the HAT team will deliver off-piste awareness talks in Chester, Chelmsford and Glasgow and transceiver training in Wimbledon, Bristol, Sandbanks and Manchester. Click on this link ... Read More


HAT Avalanche talk with ‘SHRED SAFE’ at Arctic Juice & Cafe
HAT Avalanche Talk with Shred Safe @ Arctic Juice & C...

Free Off Piste Awareness Talk this Monday (18 Dec) in Val d’Isère!   HAT is teaming up with Shred Safe to do an Avalanche Talk in Arctic Juice & Cafe, Val d’Isère.  3 pm, Monday 18 December at Arctic Juice & Cafe (on the Snowfront by the Val Village liftpass office, opposite Mattis Intersport).   Our goal is to educate people about the world of off-piste riding in order to maximise fun while minimising risk. As Shred Safe co-founder, Kene... Read More


Ellis Brigham Snowfest 2017
London Snowfest 2017 at Ellis Brigham

At HAT we’re all about helping you enjoy your skiing and adventure more. That’s why we’re involved with Ellis Brigham’s ‘Snowfest 2017’ week.  They have plenty happening in their London stores to wet your appetite for the season ahead! From 23rd to 29th October, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports stores across London will be hosting talks, great offers, and special guests popping in offering inspiration and advice, plus lots more. Henry’... Read More


The off piste awareness tour from Henry's Avalanche Talk
The off piste awareness tour

At HAT we used to call our talks “avalanche talks” because they were primarily about avoiding avalanche danger. We now prefer to call them “off piste awareness talks”. We have evolved our training and events to be not just about avalanches, but about making the most of the off-piste. Off-piste is about discovering more of the mountain, it is about getting more from your skiing and for many helps them fall back in love with the sport. This is why we d... Read More


UTAH avalanche centre education
Utah celebrates a season with zero avalanche deaths

Report from Back Country Magazine What a success for the Utah Avalanche Centre and their work to educate backcountry skiers. We have yet to make this kind of progress in Europe. But we are getting there and awareness is increasing. However there is a long way to go to get avalanche education recognised as an essential precondition for going off piste. The 2017 winter season—bringing record-breaking snowfall, high winds and extreme avy danger on more than one occasion—is o... Read More


Off-piste
ESF Evening backcountry training – Val d’Isèr...

Backcountry skiing awareness sessions are happening with the ESF Val d’Isère and HAT this season at 6 pm every Monday in the Jardin d’Enfant cabin. The goal is to help people better understand, and thus better enjoy, off-piste skiing. We’re thrilled to be involved in the English production of backcountry skiing awareness sessions with the ESF Val d’Isère. Watch a brief video on risk avoidance off-piste, followed by a transceiver training on the snow. ... Read More


Off Piste Snow Report 13 January
Off piste snow report and weather – Increased avalan...

A lot of snow, wind & increased avalanche risk! We’re expecting up to 50 cm of fresh snow over the next couple of days in the French N Alps. Clearly the snow dance worked! Off-piste snow report for 12 – 18 January Up to now, small amounts of recent fresh snow (5 cm here and there) have been helping improve the quality of off-piste skiing. There’s been some very nice light snow in sheltered spots and in gullies where it has been blown […]... Read More


When will it snow again?

Remember all the excitement about the early season snow in November. Seems a long way away. Apparently, this is the longest dry period for many years. It has not really snowed since November. However, I can remember 1991 when it was worse! BUT THE WEATHER IS CHANGING The blocking high pressure is starting to decline as evidenced by significant snowfall in Austria and Switzerland over the past 48 hours. There are reports of 40 to 60cm of freshies in the Eastern Alpine [&hellip... Read More


Henry's Avalanche Talk, Ride Hard Ride Safe The Essentials
White Monday seems better than Black Friday

Promotion extended to 9pm 29th November After all the Black Friday mania over the weekend, we thought HAT should go for WHITE MONDAY, it seems more appropriate and a much better way to celebrate the start of the season. For one day only on Monday 28th November we are offering massive discounts on our online talks  and training and our UK transceiver training PROMO CODE for all these offers is HATWHITE UK Transceiver Training click here 20% off all tickets for Uk transceiver... Read More