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


Skier Trend discussion at Listex
Ski Trade discuss skier trends at Listex

I am spending the day at Listex (London International Snowsports Exchange).  This is a gathering of ski trade and service providers to meet, discuss and form new trade relationships.  The first session is titled Back to the Future ... Read More


Eddie The Eagle, Aimee Fuller, Graham Bell National School Snowsports Week
Remember the first time you stepped on sno...

National Schools Snowsport Week The first time on snow is quite a special moment, we can all remember that day it snowed at home and we made contact with the cold white fluffy stuff.  I am sure we can also remember the first time we p... Read More


This season's last off-piste snow & weather report : Savoie / N. French Alps
This season’s last off-piste snow &#...

Another winter season comes to an end, with a few chilly days ahead. Fingers crossed for a return to nice off-piste skiing & touring spring skiing conditions as we move into May. This season’s last off-piste snow report: 13... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather : 13 - 19 April, Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather : 13 –...

Spring snow skiing conditions get better every day! Off-piste snow report: 13 – 19 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Val d’Isère and Tignes (high-altitude resorts near the French/Italian border) continue to fare ... Read More


Off Piste Snow & Weather: 6 - 12 April Savoie / N. French Alps
Off Piste Snow & Weather: 6 – 1...

Mild weather and Spring Skiing! Off-piste snow report: 6 – 12 April for Savoie & Northern French Alps   For most resorts of Savoie and the N French Alps, off-piste snow depths are poor for this time of season. The best... Read More


Off-Piste Snow & Weather - 30 March - 6 April
Off Piste Snow & Weather : 30 March &...

Lovely spring-snow skiing conditions. Possible fresh snow at the weekend, then back to spring next week! Off-piste snow report: 30 March – 5 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Lucky Val d’Isère and Tignes (close to... Read More


Spring skiing off-piste
Spring skiing tips, Ski the Smooth

Spring snow conditions are here now! Here are some ideas about how to have fun and be safe on spring snow! Understand ‘melt-freeze cycles’ and have fun with spring snow!   Off-piste spring snow is one of the best things th... Read More


Shred Safe makes The Essentials talk free for one week
Shred Safe makes The Essentials talk free ...

  Mountain safety is no joke. Shred Safe aims to maximize your fun and minimize your risks by offering free avalanche training and mountain safety courses. Shred Safe have worked with HAT so you can watch Ride Hard Ride Safe ̵... Read More