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Henry’s Avalanche Talk tour includes a series of off-piste safety awareness courses in cities across the UK as well as avalanche transceiver training in various outdoor locations.


The talks are led by Henry Schniewind, a leading expert on snow and mountain safety who has been helping to educate off-piste skiers and snowboarders for over thirty years. With locations around the UK for both the talks and avalanche transceiver training as well as very reasonable pricing there's no excuse not to go if you're curious about heading into off-piste terrain this season or if you simply want to brush up on your skills.

For the first time, the talks will centre around the human aspect of off-piste skiing with a new focus on the mantra Learn-Apply, Learn-Apply, Learn-Apply, recently developed by Henry and the HAT team. The French National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches (ANENA) endorses the work of HAT and have provided valuable input that has helped the Learn-Apply mantra integrate into the 2018-19 tour. Two levels of talk are available:

  • The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced.
  • In depth – for those who have already attended the Essentials Talk.

Founder of HAT, Henry Schniewind, said:

“Once again we are out there spreading the word about staying safe and having fun out on the mountain. For this year, we have introduced a new strand that focuses on the human aspect and how we can prevent getting into dangerous situations by using the knowledge we have and not letting complacency take control. We also look at how, with the correct approach, skiing off-piste doesn’t have to be any more dangerous than driving our car on UK roads – some of the safest in the world”.

Tickets for the ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness tour are available to purchase via the HAT website events page.

Cost: HAT have been kind enough to offer a 20% discount to Snow Magazine readers, simply enter code hatsnow at the checkout. Normal pricing: Talks from £10 per person, transceiver training from £47.50 per person.

Headline Partner: ORTOVOX

Partners: Ellis Brigham | Ski Club of Great Britain | Anena 

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