Kendal Mountain Festival
Henry at ORTOVOX Snowsports Session, Kenda...

Henry will be presenting at the ‘ORTOVOX Snowsports Session’, at the Kendal Mountain Festival Saturday evening November 18th. He will be sharing his passion for off-piste through snippets from his Ride Hard, Ride Safe ... Read More


No Risk Zone Off-Piste
No Risk Zone Off-Piste

Know the ‘no risk’ zone for off-piste skiing!   There are very few quick, simple and accurate rules when it comes to off-piste and avalanche risk management. Indeed, most of the time we advise you to avoid going on a... Read More


NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

Off-piste skiing and touring can be surprisingly safe. It can be as safe as driving your car for a couple of hours a day, if you regularly apply all the risk reduction measures that you learn in avalanche training. If you do not apply ... Read More


Ellis Brigham Snowfest 2017
London Snowfest 2017 at Ellis Brigham

At HAT we’re all about helping you enjoy your skiing and adventure more. That’s why we’re involved with Ellis Brigham’s ‘Snowfest 2017’ week.  They have plenty happening in their London stores to w... Read More


ORTOVOX ASCENT AVABAG backpack
Ultra-light ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack. Great...

Ultra-light! The ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack was originally designed for ski mountaineering. Here at HAT we reckon it’s a great option for ski touring and riding off-piste. We’re particularly impressed by how comfortable an... Read More


UTAH avalanche centre education
Utah celebrates a season with zero avalanc...

Report from Back Country Magazine What a success for the Utah Avalanche Centre and their work to educate backcountry skiers. We have yet to make this kind of progress in Europe. But we are getting there and awareness is increasing. How... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather: 9 - 15 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 9 – 15 M...

Much milder for the next few days. Maybe more snow showers from Sunday. Off-piste snow report for 9 – 15 March for Savoie & Northern French Alps This week it’s just kept on and on snowing. There is now a thick layer o... Read More


Avalanche Bulletin Savoie March 8th
Translation of Avalanche Bulletin for 8th ...

Haute Tarentaise – Savoie – risk is high, level 4 Read the original avalanche bulletin here The snow pack will start to settle but we have a thick layer of recent snow (up to 100 cm) which is very unstable. This is why we s... Read More


Snowy March 6th Val d'Isere
High avalanche risk Tuesday 7th March R...

Risk of avalanche is high or very high on Tuesday There have been two avalanche accidents in Italy in the past 3 days.  See reports here and here.  Meteo France have just issued the bulletin click here and warning for Tuesday 7th Mar... Read More


Off Piste Snow and Weather: 2 - 8 March
Off Piste Snow and Weather: 2 – 8 Ma...

A snowy week ahead! Watch out for steep North-ish facing slopes. That’s where most avalanche instability will be. Some great conditions though! Off-piste snow report for 2 – 8 March Winter is back with plenty of fresh snow... Read More