Merry Christmas & Happy holidays: more snow to come to the Alps!


It is forecast to start snowing again starting this afternoon in the Western Alps (e.g. 5 to 20 cm tonight and around 10 cm tomorrow in Savoie, France). Snow will be continuing, off and on, for the next 9 days, at least in the Northern French Alps, with heavy snows forecast for this Thursday.


HAT snow report 21st December 2012


WEATHER FORECAST (as reported by Météo-France 20 December)

Avalanche Accident in Val d'Isere Today

There was an accident in Val d'Isère today. At the moment we don't have many of the facts. However, it seems to have happened on a North facing slope in the classic off-piste itinerary called the Grand Vallon around mid-day at around 2600 m of altitude. 

A bit of skiing in the fresh snow

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Jeremy Dec 18 2012

There's some great snow out there throughout most of the Alps now.

Lifts opening slowly some resorts increase to danger rating 4

Dec 18 2012 morning 1850 m Savoie


We got another 15-20 cm or so in much of Savoie. 

Lifts opening slowly now & some resorts increase to danger rating 4.

The Méteo France danger rating was set at 3 for today (the forecast comes out at approx 16h for the next day). So today some resorts are increasing their local rating to 4.

HAT Off-Piste Snow Report, Savoie, 12-19 December

Avalanche Danger Forecast Level 3 for the next day or so & could increase with the new snow forecast. Accidents continue to happen especially on North'ish facing slopes above 2500 metres   (for full report click on title "HAT

Off-Piste Avalanche Awareness Course in Tignes/Val : Sunday 6 January

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Come and join our "Off Piste with Henry & the HAT Team" Avalanche Awareness course on Sunday 6th January in Tignes/Val d'Isère! (click on the title "Off-Piste Avalanche Awareness... above to see this full blog)

More snow across the Northern Alps tonight -Tuesday


More snow due across N. Alps Sun Night, Mon and Tue favouring Switzerland and Austria a bit more... See Weather to ski

I'll be updating early this week!


Avalanche Danger Rating in Savoie at Max '5' tonight until tomorrow morning


Avalanche Danger Rating in Savoie at Max '5' tonight from 16.00 this afternoon, Friday, to 10.00 tomorrow morning.

Click on the following links for the Méteo France Avalanche Forecasts for the Northern French Alps in French (there is still no English translation provided) 

Off piste snow report, Savoie, 5-12 December


Avalanche Danger Forecast to be at Maximum Level of 5 for this Weekend 8 & 9 December 

(for full report click on title " HAT OFF-PISTE SNOW REPORT SAVOIE 5-12  December") 

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