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Is skiing off piste as safe as driving a c...

The hypothesis At HAT we often make the statement that going off piste is no more dangerous than driving your car on the road. That is provided you have the right training and experience. We know off piste is more fun than driving.  I... Read More


Ortovox avalanche awareness tour
Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour 2016

Skiing off piste can be no more risky than driving your car on the road (and is a lot more fun) … if you get the right training Henry Schniewind and the HAT team are back in the UK this Autumn to deliver the Ortovox Avalanche Awa... Read More


Ortovox avalanche awareness tour
Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour is back

Skiing off piste can be no more risky than driving your car on the road (and is a lot more fun) if you get the right training Henry Schniewind and the HAT team are back in the UK this Autumn to deliver the Ortovox Avalanche Awareness T... Read More


Ortovox ABS bag
Avalanche airbags on Airplanes

Taking your avalanche airbag system onto an airline is becoming a lot less problematic than it used to be. However, it’s still not entirely hassle-free. We do still sometimes come across people who’ve had difficulties getting these... Read More


New mega-light ASCENT AVABAG by ORTOVOX

Super lightweight! Looks like this ‘Avabag’ backpack could well be worth looking into for the winter season ahead. The new ultra-light ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack range was originally designed for ski mountaineering. Super lig... Read More


Henry Schniewind Off pIste
The ski helmet debate: Prevention should p...

As skiers, more and more of us are wearing helmets nowadays, particularly for use on the piste. But how about when we venture off-piste?  After discussion with Henry, here’s where he and the HAT team stand on the subject…... Read More