Off Piste Safety Verbier - Altitude Ski School



Avalanche Safety Verbier – Off Piste Awareness

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:

  1. Which analogy did Andre use to explain the weak layer in the snow caused by the sand.
  2. 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

 Avalanche Education

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 Numbers Game (

The Avalanche Scale   

Weather Forecasts

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 – 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



No1 Sports

  • 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


Mountain Air

  • 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.