Ski touring
Off piste snow report and weather forecast

Wall to wall sunshine will continue in the Alps! High-altitude resorts faring best   Snow coverage and quality is definitely best above 2300 m. If you know where to look, and are prepared to walk for it, there are some stunning off-piste conditions still to be found up high. However, it’s one of those times when, unless you really know what you’re doing, it may be well worth considering hiring a mountain guide with local knowledge on where to find the best ... Read More

Piste Genepy Tignes 6th December 2016
Live video snow report 6th December 2016

HAT snow report live from the slopes this morning. It is great on piste above 2100m. The easy access off piste is tracked out.  But everywhere there is fantastic snow high up especially above 2500m.  You need to walk or climb to find it. If you do then be wary that you know the way out. Some exit routes are difficult and dangerous.  See photo below of the exit from the Tour de Charvet as published by @guidesespacekilly on Twitter     […]... Read More

Early season Off-Piste Val d'Isere
Off piste snow report and weather forecast

Plenty of sunshine in the Alps and no significant snowfall expected! It all started so well! We received a great 80+ cm snowfall in mid-November, followed by another 20 cm or so. Unfortunately, we then had a prolonged episode of Foehn wind, lasting several days. The good thing was that, for some lucky areas near the French Italian border (e.g. Val d’Isere & Tignes) it brought very significant amounts of snow to high-altitude areas, with 80 – 200 cm snowfal... Read More

greg-hill-my-5-rules off piste
5 rules for survival off piste by Greg Hill

Just watched this short video with 5 rules for survival off piste and in the backcountry by Greg Hill.  This is impressive practical advice.  He really nails it. Be a bit scared (all the time) Be prepared Have a great team Always have a plan Be vigilant This advice brings together all the discussion we have promoted around the Human Factor and why experienced people sometimes get caught out.   You can read Greg’s story in his blog post... Read More

Henry's Avalanche Talk, Ride Hard Ride Safe The Essentials
White Monday seems better than Black Friday

Promotion extended to 9pm 29th November After all the Black Friday mania over the weekend, we thought HAT should go for WHITE MONDAY, it seems more appropriate and a much better way to celebrate the start of the season. For one day only on Monday 28th November we are offering massive discounts on our online talks  and training and our UK transceiver training PROMO CODE for all these offers is HATWHITE UK Transceiver Training click here 20% off all tickets for Uk transceiver... Read More