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

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 all those off-piste adventures that lie ahead. Our last two weeks of multi-media avalanche awareness talks move on to London, the Midlands and Cambridge. If you’re in one of those areas, why not tell your friends and come along? Updated e... 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


HAT essentials talk -summary
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 can watch the first 20 minutes of The Essentials talk in the video clip below for FREE.  If you then want to watch the whole Essentials Talk see RIDE HARD ! RIDE SAFE – THE ESSENTIALS  (Part 1 is free and parts […]... Read More


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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