Essentials Talk in the UK

The Ortovox Avalanche Awareness UK Tour 2016 includes a series of live multimedia talks about how to have fun and be safe while riding off piste this season. There are two versions of the talk:

  • The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced you are.
  • In depth – Understand exactly how avalanches are triggered (for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk).

Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour

The Essentials Talk helps you answer the critical question “Is it safe out there?” We explain that there is no simple yes or no answer. The right answer is it depends on you. It depends on

  • Where you go and when,
  • How you go down or up and
  • How well prepared you are.

The hour and a half ‘Essentials’ talk is full of exciting images, videos and stories of accidents, great skiing along with close calls with danger. In this talk, Henry will deliver a risk management formula that will help you to see how skiing off-piste can be no more dangerous than the activities that you engage in each day.

Watch the first 20 minutes of the talk right now


It is worth watching every year. People often tell us that they get more out of this talk each time they attend or watch it online.

Eventbrite - The Essentials (Chester) Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour