Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 24th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 24th Jan 2020

Hoping for snowfall in the Northern French Alps at the start of next week! Unfortunately temperatures are becoming mild for the time of season again, but altitudes above 1600 m should benefit from this fresh snow. Around 10-15 cm fresh snow fell last Friday night,...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 17th Jan 2020

A little snow Friday afternoon into Saturday, followed by another dry week! But there is frissette (gobelet, facets) sitting on top of the current snowpack in shady places If we get 10cm or more new snow, then be very wary of steep, shady northeast, north and...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 10th Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 10th Jan 2020

Another dry and sunny week ahead! The weather is set to be sunny and dry and cold at night. Some weather models point to fresh snowfall (20cm) around 16th, 17th or 18th January. But not all do and they all differ on exactly when this might arise. So too early to hope...
Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 2nd Jan 2020

Off-piste snow report, N French Alps, 2nd Jan 2020

A mainly dry week for the first week of 2020, with sunshine and cloud Over the last few days we’ve been basking in wall-to-wall sunshine and mild temperatures for the time of year. Most of the off-piste snow within easy lift access has been completely tracked...
Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

…. but they need to be treated with care, all the same Over the last few years we’ve been emphasizing that over 9 out of 10 off-piste accidents occur due to victims triggering the avalanche themselves. This usually happens because they weren’t applying basic...