Skiers Summit

Saturday 11th November 2017    Venue TBC in Central London   10.30 – 16.30

Henry’s Avalanche Talk are launching a new style of pre-season event for skiers.  The Skiers Summit is aimed at skiers who want to move up to the next level. If you are looking for the next breakthrough in your skiing, then you should come to this event. You will get education, inspiration and have fun all day.

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The format of the day will include inspirational keynote addresses interspersed with interactive breakout sessions in which you can learn about specific subjects and get answers to your questions.  There will be exhibitors (screened by HAT) offering opportunities to take your skiing further.

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Speakers Confirmed

Mark Jones

Mark Jones ICE ski intructorMark Jones on getting your technique to the next level.  Mark is at the pinnacle of ski instruction. He trains, assesses and examines Ski instructors through all levels of Instructor qualification. This uniquely places him at the cutting edge of what is happening in Ski Coaching globally.

He is a BASI Trainer and member of the British Demonstration ski Team and represented the UK at the International Ski Instructors Congress. Off the slopes, Mark is the technical editor of Ski and Board Magazine and is responsible for writing the technical articles on how to improve your skiing and also reviewing the equipment for the forthcoming season. There are few people that know more than Mark about ski technique and equipment. He is on hand to provide advice throughout the course on equipment and set up.

Henry Schniewind

Henry skiing down after a day ski tour. J C Souillac photo.

Henry Schniewind on becoming confident to explore the off piste.  Henry is an internationally renowned snow and avalanche expert who studied avalanche forecasting as part of a Geology degree in the United States and then moved to the French Alps where he works as an off-piste ski guide and director of Henry’s Avalanche Talk. He has given over 750 talks and courses in the last 20 years including presenting at international snow science conferences. He has published many papers and articles, often in the British press.

Henry delivers a risk management formula that will help you to see how riding off piste can be no more dangerous than the activities that you engage in every day. Henry Schniewind and HAT are endorsed by ANENA (The French National Association for Snow and Avalanche Study). Henry Schniewind is also a certified Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association and has many ties with other snow and avalanche organisations worldwide.

Squash Falconer

Squash Falconer - Adventurer

Squash will tell us about the rewards of being adventurous “I believe I was born on a lucky and brilliant day because I’m a naturally happy and very positive person, however, on that day I also believe someone said, let’s have a laugh and remove the part of the brain that says, “you mustn’t do that, it’s impossible “

Squash has paraglided off the top of Mont Blanc, climbed Everest and in 2016 made the first official ascent of Khang Karpou 6646m

Recently she discovered the absolute delights of back country ski touring and she can tell us just how that stacks up with her other adventures.


Speakers you can expect

A world class ski athlete on the how to push yourself to the next level and why you should seek the breakthrough.  The mental stamina, determination and rewards

An expert on ski fitness and getting yourself ready so your body and energy do not get in the way of what you want to do

The best panel of experts on the equipment you need to consider, when and where to obtain it. This includes skis, boots, bindings, clothing, safety gear, packs.

Some keen enthusiastic skiers who have made breakthroughs, how they did it and the rewards they get.

Writers and journalists on the resorts and holidays that skiers choose to move up a gear

What can you expect to get from the event

Inspiration and excitement for the upcoming ski season. We aim to ensure you fall back in love with skiing and you discover what you can do to ensure you are still skiing in your 70’s and 80’s.  There is no need to stop.

  • Some specific techniques and tips you can deploy
  • Meet some like minded people to enjoy skiing with
  • Identify and meet the best people to help you progress
  • Be confident to explore the off-piste
  • Save money by choosing the right gear, the right holidays and get some attractive discounts
  • Meet and talk with some skiing superstars

The event is small and exclusive.  There is space for just 250 delegates and each breakout session will be 50 to 75 people.

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