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Live snow update from Henry 10th Dec 2018

10 December 2018

All the new snow we have received in the last few days in the N French Alps (65-75 cm at 2000 m much more or less depending on exposure to wind) is sitting on a very weak layer(s) of snow in many places and on many slope aspects. Here are some thoughts and advice for the next few, mainly clear days.

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather

6 December 2018

Savoie and northern French Alps The big news is that it is going to get colder and we are expecting significant snowfall over the weekend especially on Sunday. The drop in temperature starts on Friday night and next week we will see freezing levels down at 300 to 800m whereas during this last week the freezing level was much higher between 2000m and 3000m. The weather looks brighter on Tuesday and Wednesday, after that we will enter a prolonged period of unsettled […]

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Tip of the week

3 December 2018

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Off-Piste Snow and Weather Report

29 November 2018

Great off-piste conditions up high! Wait till 8th December for more snow HAT off piste snow and weather report 30 Nov – 8 Dec for Savoie and northern French Alps Expecting some light snow this weekend. This will mainly be above 2200m. Then we expect very mild and warm weather in the middle of next week, with the 0C isotherm moving up to 3000m. Any snow will only fall above 2400m. Then from Friday 7th December, we are optimistic (fingers crossed) for a […]

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Henry with ORTOVOX at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain Festival

13 November 2018

Henry will be speaking and on the ORTOVOX stand at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain Festival. Henry will be taking some of his well-known ‘Avalanche Talks’ concepts along with the ORTOVOX ‘Safety Academy’ concepts and presenting them to a large audience at the Kendal Mountain Festival that has now become a ‘must visit’ for all mountain and ski enthusiasts from the UK and beyond. Henry says: “I’m honoured to be asked to speak at such a major event and alongside a distinguished group […]

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