Avalanche today in Val d'Isère WSW facing slope 12.00 approx

Arcelle avalanche (WestSouthWest facing) Val d'Isère 13 March Photo Wayne Watson.JPG

 
today WSW slope 12.00 Val d'Isère. Person buried 30mins ALIVE thnx to VdI's pisteurs rescue W.Watson photo
notice helicopter in lower right corner (click on photo below to expand)

off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk

Go Off-Piste with Henry : 24 - 26 March !

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Into paradise. Wayne Watson photo

 

Like to improve your off-piste skills and learn how to make safe decisions on the mountain? If you are an off-piste skier and in Val d'Isere/Tignes during the last week of March, our 3 day course could be for you!

 
From 24 to 26 March, Henry will take the points from his "Ride Hard ! Ride Safe" Avalanche Talk onto the mountain. When asked the question "Is it safe out there?"  Henry responds: "It depends on you". Here he'll provide three answers to help you have fun and be safe:
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Awareness, Off-piste Conditions & extended weather forecast: thoughts in a Radio-TV Val d'Isere interview

Radio Val Interview 23 Feb

 

Interview from 23 Feb

Click on this link:

http://webtvvaldisere.com/popup-pod.php?id=2961

 

 

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 19th - 26th February 2014

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Beautiful light powder some days.... Wayne Watson photo

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 12th - 19th February 2014

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Great conditions today.... Photo by Wayne Watson of Alpine Experience

 

Rockin' Run

 

Snowpack seems pretty stable on the well travelled (skier compacted) off piste runs like this (see video) in much of the N French Alps. There's been some natural and accidental activity away from the well travelled classics above 2200 m on steep slopes around ridges especially near the Italian border areas. Be aware, when touring, of this change in snowpack character from well skied/compacted runs to less skied ones.

 

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