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Off piste snow report and weather forecast

Snow conditions in the Alps are exceptional for mid-November! This off-piste snow report bodes extremely well for the opening of the winter ski season. The fresh snow looks awesome, and we’ve heard some great reports. No doubt ... Read More


Ortovox transceiver training HAT
Sharpen your off-piste safety skills this ...

Check out our new avalanche awareness/off-piste safety courses in association with ORTOVOX Safety Academy! Coming to Val d’Isere/Tignes this season. When you go off-piste, it is essential to have the right safety equipment an... Read More


Off-piste awareness and fun
Last Chance to attend this year’s UK...

Just two weeks left to attend one of our UK avalanche awareness talks! Transceiver training continues most weekends. Snow’s been falling in the Alps (and Cairngorm), with more due! Maybe your thoughts, like ours, are turning to a... Read More


Off-piste
Evening backcountry training – Val d...

Backcountry skiing awareness sessions are happening with the ESF Val d’Isère and HAT this season. The goal is to help people better understand, and thus better enjoy, off-piste skiing. We’re thrilled to be involved in the... Read More


Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour UK
ORTOVOX Avalanche Awareness Tour Update

Our UK Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour events are in full swing with sold-out avalanche talks this week in Covent Garden, London! Display Ortovox Avalanche Awareness tour UK Please come along to one of our events to brush up your o... Read More


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Essentials Talk Quick Summary

Overview of Ride Hard ! Ride Safe The Essentials HAT Essentials avalanche talk summary. It depends on you …but you can still have a great time AND be safe off-piste. See how on our brief overview and new on-line talk below: You c... Read More


Henry Schniewind Off pIste
Henry’s 10 Top Tips to stay safe off...

    Henry has written down and just published his top tips.  10 most important things to consider when entering the backcountry, or being on the mountain, from a safety perspective?  So I thought where better to sha... Read More


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What is “going a little bit” o...

A little bit of off-piste Skiers and boarders know there is a risk from avalanches if they go off-piste.  For many this means they will only go off piste with a guide and will not venture into the backcountry without professional help... Read More


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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