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

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 and to really know how to use it. In our course with the ORTOVOX Safety Academy you will learn the essentials of staying safe when you go off-piste. We will teach you the basics of modern risk management. This includes some facts about snow and a... Read More


Off-piste
Evening backcountry training – Val d’Isère

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 English production of backcountry skiing awareness sessions with the ESF Val d’Isère. Watch a brief video on risk avoidance off-piste, followed by a transceiver training on the snow. Happening every Monday during the season (from mid-Decem... 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 off-piste skills pre-season: All info and tickets here.  Thanks to everyone for the great questions last week at our talks in Chester and Manchester. We are really enjoying our transceiver events in the Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour too, wit... Read More


off piste powder hat ski group
Is skiing off piste as safe as driving a car?

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.  Is it safer? This article examines this assertion with some statistics. Driving a car is more dangerous than we think it is. There are 1,732 fatalities per year in the UK, 3,260 road traffic deaths in France and a […]... 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 Awareness Tour at venues across the UK from Fort William to Sandbanks and many cities in between including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol. The events kick off on 16th October and run through to 30th […]... 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 Tour at venues across the UK from Fort William to Sandbanks and many cities in between including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol. The events kick off on 16th October and run through to 30th January […]... Read More