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Gordon Porteous looks across the Argentiere Glacier, Chamonix, April 2017

Human Aspects of Avalanche Safety - Planning Ahead

The final part of the series looks at some of the things that we can do to avoid the traps and improve how we operate in the backcountry.
Mandy Martin contemplates the Grand Combin from the Combe de Drône, Bourg St Bernard, March 2018

Human Aspects of Avalanche Safety – Heuristics

Whilst dangers are always present in the mountains, with or without us being there; risks and heuristics traps are things that we create for ourselves.
Marco Furio, behind Mont Fort, Verbier, January 2018

Human Aspects of Avalanche Safety - Terminology

Statistics show that 90% of the people in avalanches have caused those avalanches. But how did those people end up there? David Roberts looks at the role terminology and translation play in assessing avalanche danger.
Map of Switzerland Avalanche Risk March 2018

The Easter Snow Report - 26th March 2018

Easter has arrived in force, ushered in by a few days of unexpectedly nice weather. So what does the rest of Easter have in store?
Powder Face Shots in Verbier

The Snow Report March 19th 2018

The abundance of fresh powder and snowclouds this week could easily be mistaken for a wintery January scene. It's technically spring, so what has the weather got in store?
Meteo France Avalanche Bulletin 12th March 2018

The Snow Report 12th March 2018

With Storm Emma / Evie behind us and spring creeping up, what can we expect from the weather in these quieter weeks? Lets see if the spring snow and weather is playing ball.
Blue Ski jacket

What is Inspiring Us? OpenWear

Good ski kit is notoriously expensive, desperately hard to keep clean and is unfortunately not always that great for the environment. OpenWear is different.
Powder turns in St Anton Feb 2018

The Snow Report 26th February 2018

In case you missed it... it's blooming cold this week! So this week we're including some health advice before delving into the weather.
Couloir skiing in Courchevel with gap students

The Snow Report 19th February 2018

So were our predictions correct? Did the snow survive the chaos of half-term?
Ski touring over the Lech with Stefan Mentberger in Arlberg

The Snow Report 13th February 2018

Half term is upon us - and it's as busy as ever. Last year we saw the slopes decimated through a combination of poor snow coverage and the increased numbers of skiers during the busy period. So will we see a repeat this season? Thankfully the…