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Millet Ski Touring with the Three Sarahs, Alfie and Tullah
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Is Ski Touring Actually Worth It?

How can you justify going uphill when there are perfectly useable lifts? Do you have to wear lycra? Is it really worth it? 
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.
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…
Verbier snow depths

The Snow Report 5th February 2018

There's been plenty of interesting weather these past few weeks across the UK and Europe - but what does that mean for the snowpack this week?
Rob Wilhelmsson Skiing powder

Avalanche Airbags: How do they work and are they effective?

Airbag backpacks are an expensive thing to buy, so perhaps we should find out how they are supposed to work and if they actually do the job.
Being a ski instructor - Sam Taylor Carving
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Our Level 3 ISIA Instructor Courses: An Overview

The BASI Level 3 is a big jump up from the Level 2 - find out what is involved and how we can help you achieve it in our course overview.