Essentials Talk in the UK


The ORTOVOX Off Piste Awareness Tour includes a series of live multimedia talks about how to have fun and be safe while riding off piste this season. There are two versions of the talk:

  • The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced you are.
  • In depth – Understand exactly how avalanches are triggered (for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk).

Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour

The Essentials Talk helps you answer the critical question “Is it safe out there?” We explain that there is no simple yes or no answer. The right answer is it depends on you. It depends on

  • Where you go and when,
  • How you go down or up and
  • How well prepared you are.

The hour and a half ‘Essentials’ talk is full of exciting images, videos and stories of accidents, great skiing along with close calls with danger. In this talk, Henry will deliver a risk management formula that will help you to see how skiing off-piste can be no more dangerous than the activities that you engage in each day.

Click on the location for details of each event and online booking

Covent Garden (London):   Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Tamworth:     Wednesday 31st October 2018
Braehead (Glasgow):    Wednesday 31st October 2018
St Pauls (London):    Monday, 12 November 2018
Manchester:    Wednesday 14th November 2018
Chester:    Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Chelmsford:   Tuesday 27th November 2018
Covent Garden (London):   Wednesday 9th January 2019

Watch the first 20 minutes of the talk right now


It is worth watching every year. People often tell us that they get more out of this talk each time they attend or watch it online.

Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour