Off Piste Safety Verbier – In the webinar we discussed the current avalanche situation, understand why this is the worst snow pack for maybe 20 years and to share some valuable tips on how to make the right decision on a powder day.
The original event was on Monday 8th February, and you can watch the recording below.
Our Panel of Experts – Off Piste Safety Verbier
John Falkiner – Mountain Guide (former JAMES BOND stuntman)
Sasha Burri – Mountain Guide and an owner of Fer a Cheval
Xavier de la Rue – 3 x FWT Champion
Andre Sommer – FWT Former Competitor/ Independent Snowboarding
Watch The Webinar
Verbier Off Piste Safety Avalanche Quiz
To be entered into the prize draw, please email us with the answers to the following 2 questions:
- Which analogy did Andre use to explain the weak layer in the snow caused by the sand.
- How did the talk influence how you may choose to ski or board on a powder day in the future?
Email Entries accepted until the 12th Feb 2021.
Prizes include 5 x 1 day avalanche pack rental (No1 Sports), 5 x Full Ski Service (Mountain Air), 1 pair of Sungod goggles and 1 pair of Sunglasses.
Some useful links for Off Piste Safety Verbier
American Avalanche Association Online Tutorial
White Risk – A very useful Swiss avalanche safety & planning website & app
Know Before You Go – Free online avalanche safety education courses
The Avalanche Scale
YR.NO – The Norwegian state weather forecasters seem to have an accurate forecast for everywhere
SLF – Swiss avalanche forecasts published in German, French, Italian and English
Real of Piste Skiing Links | Real Skiing Off Piste
Switzerland Mobility – Free Swiss maps as PDFs or on an online or offline (subscription) mobile app
map.geo.admin.ch – Free Swiss maps as PDFs, including ski touring routes at 1:50,000
We are happy to announce the following winners!
- James Coleby – Sungod Glasses
- Quentin Girad – Sungod Goggles
- Andrew Baggett – 1 Day Avalanche Pack Rental
- Tom Forster – 1 Day Avalanche Pack Rental
- Kirsten Wardman – 1 Day Avalanche Pack Rental
- Matthias Brunner – 1 Day Avalanche Pack Rental
- Peter Martin – 1 Day Avalanche Pack Rental
- Valerie Cornut – A Full Service
- Richard Davies – A Full Service
- Helena Below – A Full Service
- Christine Gonzalez – A Full Service
- Oliver Deacock – A Full Service
A Big Thank you to Sungod, Number 1 Sports and Mountain Air for providing some great prizes.