UTAH avalanche centre education
Utah celebrates a season with zero avalanche deaths

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. However there is a long way to go to get avalanche education recognised as an essential precondition for going off piste. The 2017 winter season—bringing record-breaking snowfall, high winds and extreme avy danger on more than one occasion—is o... 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 and is a discussion on skier trends and the snowsports industry and what skiers and boarders want to do.                       Skier Trends Discussion Sean Newsom from We Love to Ski talked ... Read More

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

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 put skis on and they felt very slippery. Photo credit Matt Alexander/PA Wire Here is a whole class of school children from Yewtree School in Hemel Hempstead about to try out skiing for the first time as […]... Read More

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

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 – 19 April, Savoie & Northern French Alps Snow depths are still good for off-piste skiing and touring in high-altitude Val d’Isère, Tignes and other similar resorts especially near the French/Italian border. Elsewhere, they&... Read More

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

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 much better for off-piste snow depths than most others in the N French Alps. Val & Tignes still have snow depths of 200+ cm  above 2500 m. Unfortunately, the picture isn’t so rosy elsewhere, with snow depths more like what we’... Read More