Advice for off piste & ski touring

Preparation, equipment and safety

Do you dream about going up to explore untouched powder after a large dump of snow? If so, here are some tips and advice. 

  • Do not go out alone - have a mountain professional with you 
  • Make sure you have the appropriate off-piste safety equipment with you (transceiver, shovel and probe as a minimum, also an ABS bag, freeride or ski touring skis, skins for your skis, etc)
  • A helmet is strongly recommended
  • An off piste outing may be cancelled due to weather conditions, snow conditions or avalanche risk 
  • Off piste safety equipment is available to borrow from ESF if you book a group off piste outing