Browsing entries tagged with Off Piste

27 Jun 2019

Powder snow identified from space

Powder snow identified from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has worked out a new way of remotely determining where the freshest powder snow is lying. Ice and snow show different degrees of reflection depending on their age and microscopic…

26 Nov 2018

Splitboarding courses launched in France

Splitboarding courses launched in France

Are you a snowboarder who wants to learn how to go touring? Tour operator Action Outdoors, the UK arm of French association UCPA, has launched dedicated splitboarding courses this winter in the ski resorts…

24 Sep 2018

HAT avalanche training tour announced

HAT avalanche training tour announced

Henry’s Avalanche Talk has released the dates for this winter’s ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour offering talks in cities across the UK as well as outdoor avalanche transceiver training — with tickets starting…

18 Nov 2013

Off-piste ski guide to Scotland published

Off-piste ski guide to Scotland published

The first guide to off-piste skiing in Scotland has been published by local ski guide Kenny Biggin. “Scottish Offpiste Skiing and Snowboarding: Nevis Range and Ben Nevis” was launched on Friday, 15…

11 Nov 2013

Avalanche transceiver app warning

Avalanche transceiver app warning

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) in Revelstoke, British Columbia has warned skiers and boarders against relying on apps that turn smartphones into avalanche transceivers. The CAC said it has found “a…

24 Nov 2011

Work starts on Mont Blanc lift

Work starts on Mont Blanc lift

According to sources in the Aosta Valley, a project expecting to span four years is now underway on Mont Blanc; not from the Chamonix side, but from Courmayeur. The cranes are in place and work has started…

28 Jul 2010

Top ski announces new off-piste adventures

Top ski announces new off-piste adventures

If you fancy some back-country snow, Top Ski are offering some exciting new off-piste touring holidays for 2010/11. The ski school company is based in the French Alps, and with the usual tuition available…

10 Feb 2010

Italy tightens the reins

Italy tightens the reins

It is widely expected that Italy will impose even tougher fines on off-piste skiing and riding shortly, following recent avalanche deaths and their determination to clamp down on ‘reckless’ behaviour…

14 Jan 2010

Try heli-skiing in Ste Foy

Try heli-skiing in Ste Foy

Fancy a go at heli-skiing? You don’t have to go all the way to Canada either… Ste-Foy in the French Tarentaise region is offering budding heli-skiers a discovery stay at the end of the season. Discovery…

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