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Geeting the best from your off-piste ski guide

This is a recording of a Hangout with Henry, where we discuss how to get the best from your off-piste guide

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HAT Off-Piste Snow Report for 16-23 January

VERY COLD then temperatures rising slightly from Saturday - snow alternating with some clearing for at least the next wee

WEATHER FORECAST (as reported by Météo-France on 16th January).

Nice Surprises in the last few days: off piste skiing

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Clare

 

We've had some nice surprises: more snow and more sun than forecast in the last few days. More snow coming up!

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off-piste skiing with Clare Mann journalist - Telegraph
off-piste skiing with Clare Mann journalist - Telegraph
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Glide Cracks Releasing

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Glide crack release onto Santons Piste Val d Isere during cold night/early morning of Jan 12

 

Glide cracks continue to release occasionaly and without warning in much of the N French Alps.

We are still seeing a lot of glide cracks, which are getting notably bigger, with a few having released on steep slopes at any time of the day - glide crack releases are unpredictable and don't obey many rules as far as

off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk
off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk

International Snow Science Workshop 2013 coming to Grenoble & Chamonix

ISSW first time in France

 

The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), which features the theme "A merging of theory and practice", is coming to France for the first time. Grenoble and Chamonix Mont-Blanc will be hosting the ISSW: 7 - 11 October 2013.

 

Off piste: snow and avalanche awareness Henry's Avalanche Talk
Off piste: snow and avalanche awareness Henry's Avalanche Talk

45 cm forecast for N French Alps by end of day tomorrow

 

45 cm is forecast for most places in the N Frenc Alps by end of day tomorrow!

Avalanche danger has gone from 1 today up to 3 in in all of the N French Alps. Here are the links to the all the forecast bulletins for the Northern French Alps

Spaces in our HAT off-piste awareness course in Val this Monday, 14 January!

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powder skiing


Keen to improve your off-piste skills and avalanche safety awareness?  (click on the title above: "Spaces in our....14 January", to see full post)   

 

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HAT Off-Piste Snow Report for Savoie & N French Alps, 9 - 17 January 2013

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You ve had to walk for nice snow this week! Photo J. Ribart

 

Turning much colder with some snow forecast! 

 

WEATHER FORECAST (as reported by Météo-France on 9th January)

Wayno Skiing off-piste photo Jean Ribart
You've had to walk for nice snow this week! Photo J. Ribart

A change in forecast - maybe snow for this weekend.. in N. French Alps

 
Several weather forecasters (Météo France etc.) are forecasting a bit of snow for the end of this week and early next week. They sound sure that it will at least be much colder than the current unseasonably warm temps.
Stay tuned in the mean time check out Weather to Ski's Alpine summary on this link
 

A little touring - nice skiing

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Preparing to walk

 

Touring and off-piste skiing conditions in Val d'Isère, Espace Killy Savoie

 

You have to walk a little at the moment, but the payoff is good!

The payoff skiing down!
The payoff skiing down!
Touring up on a beautiful day
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