HAT Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report
Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report

Great off-piste conditions up high! Wait till 8th December for more snow HAT off piste snow and weather report 30 Nov – 8 Dec for Savoie and northern French Alps Expecting some light snow this weekend. This will mainly be above 2200m. Then we expect very mild and warm weather in the middle of next week, with the 0C isotherm moving up to 3000m. Any snow will only fall above 2400m. Then from Friday 7th December, we are optimistic (fingers crossed) for a […]... Read More


Snow & Weather Report 22 to 28 March
Off Piste Snow Report & Weather: 22 – 28 March,...

This winter just keeps on giving! Off-piste snow report: 22 – 28 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps Someone suggested we should start publishing reports about spring, spring snow and melt-freeze cycles this week. Normally we would be writing about this in March. However this year is different. We cannot see much sign of spring in the weather forecast. Winter continues. So this report is about winter snow in March. Off-piste snow depths remain the deepest for ... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 11 - 17 Jan Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 11 – 17 Jan Savoie / ...

Sunny weather for a few days, followed by more snow from Tuesday onwards! Off-piste snow report: 11 – 17 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps It’s been a incredible week in the N French Alps with insane amounts of snow falling in Savoie close to the Italian border! This was accompanied by gale force E winds, chaos on the roads, avalanche risks of up to 4 and even 5/5.  Areas were put on ‘lock-down’ by the authorities, when it was too […]... Read More


avalanche awareness course three days with Henry
Avalanche and off piste awareness course – 3 days wi...

3 days with Henry Henry does run off-piste and avalanche awareness courses through the season. we call each course “3 days with Henry”.  There is one is happening next week on Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th January. We have spaces available. Conditions are expected to be perfect for exploring avalanche risks and how to manage them. Conditions should also be outstanding for finding great, enjoyable and safe snow to ski on. It looks like there will have been enough d... Read More


Avalanche Val d'Isere
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 associated with risks in the resort as well as on the mountain. The reason the danger is so high is the combination of wind loaded slopes, huge snowfall and a sudden rise in temperature this morning. This causes [&hell... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather Report 4 - 10 Jan
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 4 – 10 Jan Savoie / N...

Wild, windy, unsettled weather with more snow for the week ahead! Off-piste snow report: 4 – 10 Jan for Savoie & Northern French Alps Weather and snow conditions in the N French Alps have been, and will continue to be, extreme over the next few days. High winds are expected, along with a lot more snow or rain and temperatures above normal for the time of season. The avalanche danger this week will be directly related to a) the overall total accumulations […]... 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


Off piste snow and weather 14 - 20 Dec Savoie and N French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 14 – 20 Dec Savoie / ...

Another snowy week ahead ! Off-piste snow report: 14 – 20 Dec for Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths have increased dramatically over the last week. In the Haute Tarentaise area of Savoie (e.g. Val d’Isere/Tignes) there’s now about 160 cm snow on N facing slopes above 2500 m. And it looks like plenty more snow will be falling in the next few days! Earlier this week, we received over 60 cm of fresh snow in the space of 24 hours. […]... 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 safety & risk-management with town of Val d...

Photo of the team yesterday working with the town of Val d’Isère during a safety and logistics awareness seminar for chalet companies & tour operators. My presentation was on off-piste safety & risk-management. The goal is to increase efficient interaction between the town of Val d’Isère and guests coming from outside of France. A commitment to client safety and wellbeing is a key point in ensuring a successful service from the town and an enjoyable exp... Read More