Avalanche risk 5 on Friday 1st Feb 2019

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. Haute Tarentaise Here is a translation of their words. This is strong language for the Haute Tarentaise. The risk level is...
Off-Piste Snow and Weather

Off-Piste Snow and Weather

Savoie and northern French Alps The big news is that it is going to get colder and we are expecting significant snowfall over the weekend especially on Sunday. The drop in temperature starts on Friday night and next week we will see freezing levels down at 300 to 800m...
What is the Risk of Riding in Avalanche Terrain?

What is the Risk of Riding in Avalanche Terrain?

This is the title of a blog posted by Bruce Tremper in 2009. I am planning to examine this question in more detail this week by attending the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) in Innsbruck. I hope to be posting more about this whilst I am there. Here is a...
Avalanches flowing into the resort now

Avalanches flowing into the resort now

Do follow resort safety advice, road closures and path closures wherever you are in the Savoie, Haute Savoie or Isere regions.  Here is a video of a Val d’Isere avalanche running across footpaths, a car park and approaching a building. Danger rating 5 is...
Avalanche danger rating is 5 in Northern French Alps

Avalanche danger rating is 5 in Northern French Alps

When the danger rating is 5, you pay attention to avalanche risk in the town as well as the mountain. This avalanche crossed the road between Val d’Isere and Fornet yesterday.  Read definition here We will issue a more detailed full snow report tomorrow. But in...