ESF Evening backcountry training – Val d’Isèr...

Backcountry skiing awareness sessions are happening with the ESF Val d’Isère and HAT this season at 6 pm every Monday in the Jardin d’Enfant cabin. The goal is to help people better understand, and thus better enjoy, off-piste skiing. We’re thrilled to be involved in the English production of backcountry skiing awareness sessions with the ESF Val d’Isère. Watch a brief video on risk avoidance off-piste, followed by a transceiver training on the snow. ... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report 9 February
Off piste snow report and weather – 9 February

Nice off-piste conditions but caution required with a considerable avalanche risk. In this off piste snow report, snow depths are much improved. Drier weather and better visibility are on their way. Off-piste snow report 9 February It’s been an incredible week for off-piste enthusiasts with so much light deep fresh snow! Flat light conditions should improve over the next few days as the cloud cover gradually thins out. Snow depths are much improved in all resorts of ... Read More

Off piste snow report and weather – 2 February

Off-piste snow report – 2 to 8 February Off Piste Snow Depths (Haute Tarentaise) by Meteo France The best off-piste snow is to be found on N facing slopes above 2300 m. Here it has not been affected by recent rain, and is colder and drier. In gullies and areas sheltered from the wind, there is some nice soft snow to be found – sometimes up to as much as 20 cm (if the wind has blown it there). The wind has been howling […]... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report 2 February
Henry’s 5 day course kicks off today

Henry was out today with the first clients on a new 5 day off piste course with Mark Warner.  Here are Andrew, Max, Michael and Yanna on the slopes with Henry. The intention of the course is to help skiers who want to go off piste be more confident that they can head into the backcountry and have a great time.  This could be either with friends or with a guide.  Our intention is to open up the world of off piste to more […]... Read More

Off Piste Snow Report 26 January
Off piste snow report and weather – 26 January

A chance of small top-ups of fresh snow! A few windy days ahead, maybe bringing small amounts of snow with them.  Look at our weather forecast for a longer term outlook and possible snow after 3rd February Off-piste snow report – 26 January to 1 February Off-piste skiing is always an adventure. Venture out – you may just get an unexpected bonus! On the Pissaillas glacier this week, we were unexpectedly greeted by 10 cm of fresh snow. We also found pockets of... Read More