Henry's Avalanche Talk

Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) is a snow safety organisation dedicated to providing information and training for skiers and snowboarders who are looking to venture off-piste. Its slogan, ‘Safety is Freedom’ reflects HAT’s philosophy of skier autonomy and risk management, providing skiers with their own tools to make decisions that will help to keep them safe. HAT organises avalanche safety talks and events throughout the UK in the build up to winter and has online programs for all levels, including experienced off-piste and backcountry skiers or those that are thinking about leaving the marked ski slopes for the first time. The goal of HAT is to ensure skiers, ‘have fun and stay safe’.

Henry Schniewind, the creator of Henry’s Avalanche Talk, is an internationally renowned snow and avalanche expert. Henry studied avalanche forecasting in Montana and then moved to the French Alps where he works as an off-piste ski guide and director of Henry’s Avalanche Talk. He has given over 750 talks and courses to well over 10,000 people in the last 25 years including presenting at international snow science conferences. He has written many papers and articles, published by the Ski Club GB, The Telegraph, The Times and InTheSnow Magazine amongst others. Henry holds a fully certified French Ski Instructor Degree from the Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme. Henry’s Avalanche Talk is endorsed by ANENA (The French National Association for Snow and Avalanche Study) and sponsored by ORTOVOX. Henry is also a certified Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association.

Website: www.henrysavalanchetalk.com

Press Releases

Previous Seasons Press Releases

2019/20 Season Press Releases [Archived]

  • 2020 HAT On Snow Courses Complete Trilogy Of Avalanche Safety Modules For Off-Piste Riders
  • Henry Schniewind Of HAT To Present At The Kendal Mountain Festival As Part Of The ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour
  • Henry’s Avalanche Talk Launches ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour 2019

2018/19 Season Press Releases [Archived]

  • HAT Off-Piste Snow Safety Update For The Alps – Henry Schniewind, January 14, 2019
  • HAT launches the Ortovox Off-Piste Awareness Tour With New Focus On Knowledge Application
  • Spring Skiing In The Alps – Off-Piste Snow And Avalanche Update From HAT

2016/17 Season Press Releases [Archived]

  • HAT Update: Stay Safe Off-Piste After Heavy Snow In The Alps
  • Avalanche Risk Reduction Technique Helps To Reduce Avoidable Death And Injury In Surgery As Well As The Mountains
  • Henry Schniewind To Speak At The ORTOVOX Snowsports Session At The Kendal Mountain Festival
  • Off-Piste Awareness Talks Launch In The UK With HAT – Henry’s Avalanche Talk
  • Avalanche Risk Reduction Technique Helps To Reduce Avoidable Death And Injury In Surgery As Well As The Mountains
  • Safety is Freedom Both On The Slopes And In The Operating Theatre

2013/14 Season Press Releases [Archived]

  • Combine Education and Safety with Fun Off-Piste This Winter With New One Day Off-Piste Course
  • 2014 Ortovox Avalanche Awareness Tour Dates Announced
  • Introduction to Hut to Hut Ski Touring With Henry’s Off-Piste in Val d’Isère
  • Have Fun And Stay Safe Off-Piste With Henry’s Three Day Program In Val d’Isère
  • Don’t Forget To ‘Ride Hard, Ride Safe’
  • Arc’teryx Avalanche Awareness ‘Ride Hard, Ride Safe’ Tour 2013 Dates Announced