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


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

Spring skiing off-piste
Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand ‘melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow! Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow!  Understand ‘melt... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report : 5th – 9th Ma...

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France, Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: Wintry weather with frequent snow showers, cold temperatures and light winds. Could make for some great off-piste skiing although the v... Read More

Advanced Avalanche Triggering Model
Advanced Avalanche Triggering Model

The article by Alain Duclos & François Louchet We’ve had many requests by people who have attended our talks for the full article that demonstrates the Duclos/Louchet model on how slab avalanches are triggered. Attached to t... Read More

Avalanche Airbag Systems – An Overvi...

Powder!   Many different statistics have been quoted about success rates of avalanche airbag systems in preventing fatalities. It all depends on how the data is collected and how it is filtered. However, even the most cynical expe... Read More

Snowy week Off Piste Skiing.  Radio TV Val d Isere video report with Dan Egan
Snowy week Off Piste Skiing. Radio TV Val...

  Radio TV Val d Isere video report with ski adventure pioneer Dan Egan, from Sunday evening is still on the money This morning  it’s snowing hard. Click here for the the full report  ... Read More

Ski the Smooth, Tips on Spring Skiing Off Piste (click here or see below)
Ski the Smooth, Tips on Spring Skiing Off ...

Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie on 9th April 2014) for Savoie and the N French Alps A high pressure weather system is in place over the N French Alps bringing settled mild, sunny weather to our area.&... Read More