Ski the Smooth, Tips on Spring Skiing Off Piste

Smooth Spring Skiing

 

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!

Off Piste Snow Report : 4th - 8th April, 2015

High winds this past week in Le Fornet, Val d Isere. Wayne Watson photo, www.alpineexperience.com

 

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps

 

LOOKING BETTER! 

Off Piste Snow Report : 28th March - 1st April, 2015

Great off-piste, all conditions in Espace Killy. Photo by Chris Souillac, www.alpineexperience.com

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 21st - 25th March, 2015

Still some lovely powder. Wayne Watson photo, www.alpineexperience.com

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 14th - 18th March, 2015

Andreas Alpine Experience group stepping in. Wayne Watson photo.

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 7th - 11th March, 2015

Wall to wall sunshine (Wayne Watson photo www.alpineexperience.com)

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 28th February - 4th March, 2015

Great skiing above Tignes this past week - Wayne Watson photo www.alpineexperience.com

 
Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps

A snowy next week coming up!

Saturday 28th: A sunny morning and cloudy spells in the afternoon. Light to moderate winds. Snowfall down to 1500 m after midnight.

Weak layers under this new snow and video of snow from Feb 20th

Kate skiing in some granular like powder on Friday Feb 20th

 
This new snow is, and will be, coming down on an unstable snowpack this week on North'ish (W to N to E) sides of the mountain in most of the Alps above 2300 m. 
 
South'ish facing slopes have a much more stable snowpack underneath the current and future fresh snow (until they are hit and warmed by the sun). Click on title above for the full write-up if you don't see it below!
 

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Couple of spaces available in our off-piste/avalanche awareness courses, 3rd & 10th March!

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Slides in the steep

You love going off piste, but do you really know if it's safe out there?

Henry's one day off-piste courses are all about increasing your mountain awareness, learning how to manage the risk and having fun in the best snow we can find!

This one day course in the Espace Killy concentrates on getting through all the crucial safety/risk management points you need to consider when going off-piste.
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