Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better! Registration's totally free, of course, and makes snowHeads easier to use and to understand, gives better searching, filtering etc. as well as access to 'members only' forums, discounts and deals that U don't even know exist as a 'guest' user. (btw. 50,000+ snowHeads already know all this, making snowHeads the biggest, most active community of snow-heads in the UK, so you'll be in good company)..... When you register, you get our free weekly(-ish) snow report by email. It's rather good and not made up by tourist offices (or people that love the tourist office and want to marry it either)... We don't share your email address with anyone and we never send out any of those cheesy 'message from our partners' emails either. Anyway, snowHeads really is MUCH better when you're logged in - not least because you get to post your own messages complaining about things that annoy you like perhaps this banner which, incidentally, disappears when you log in :-)
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or: Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)

Transceiver, Shovel and Probe

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Am planning on buying a safety kit.

The DTS Tracker and Mammut Barryvox transcievers have been recommended to me.

http://www.pistehors.com/articles/avalanche/avalanche-transceivers.htm

I'm thinking of going for

1) Mammut Barryvox transciever
2) Ortovox 240cm probe
3) Ortovox Professional Shovel

Would anybody in the know point me in the direction of anything else?
snow conditions
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
DB, I've got the Ortovox M2 as I wanted a digital transceiver, but there are some new models since I got mine. Pistehors is probably as good as you'll get for independent advice. I've also got the Shovel and probe, supplemented by a first aid kit and bivovac survival blanket. I just hope I never have to use any of it.
I'd recommend Facewest as back-country suppliers, they know their stuff are helpful and have keen prices.
You do need some tuition, we're lucky, the guides in La Rosiere run courses for the pisteurs every year and we can piggy-back on those.
latest report
 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
It's funny u mention them David@traxvax, because Facewst are the newest entry in the snowShops.

If U go to their site via a link from here, anything u buy there will earn a little commission for snowHeads: Facewest- Avalanche Safety gear.
snow conditions
 You need to Login to know who's really who.
You need to Login to know who's really who.
DB, David offers some excellent advice. I bought a Mammut Barryvox transciever last season and would recommend it; though fortunately I've not used it in anger. It's worth doing regular test burials in snow (preferably multiple burials) for practise.

I also bought an Ortovox plastic shovel (and probe) - so far I've only used it to dig my car out luckilly; I'm thinking of upgrading it to a metal shovel though.
ski holidays
 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Red Dave,
.
Why are you thinking of upgrading to a metal shovel, are the plastic shovels not sturdy enough?
snow report
 You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course.
DB, the consensus appears to be that they're not.
snow report
 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
DB, they're fine in normal snow situations; however avalanche debris sets somewhat harder, and for that I'd prefer a sturdier metal shovel.
ski holidays
 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
DB, Make sure whoever you ski will be also equipped, because you will rely on their gear for YOUR safety...
ski holidays



Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy