Avalanche engineering

Engineerisk is a consulting company specializing in snow-avalanche protection engineering

  • Protection and dimensioning of ski lifts

    Ski lifts

    Protection and dimensioning of ski lifts
    Engineerisk is to verify the feasibility and provide the necessary prescriptions to ensure the sustainability of the infrastructure with regard to snow and avalanche risks


  • Snow-gliding and snowdrift

    Connex phenomena

    Snow-gliding and snowdrift
    In front of this slow and unpredictable deformation of the snowpack, which then can degenerate into a difficult to control avalanche, Engineerisk has developed a protocol to reduce the phenomenon by placing wooden sleeves across the slope…


  • Preventive release & Avalanche Control Plan

    Safety managment

    Preventive release & Avalanche Control Plan
    The Avalanche Control Plan (PIDA in France) governs the rules of intervention, safety… during the operations of preventive artificial release of avalanches.


  • Detailed zoning and architectural prescriptions


    Detailed zoning and architectural prescriptions
    Considering that land use plans are sometimes defined at a large or intermediate scale, Engineerisk supports architecture and urban projects


  • Engineerisk

    Experts in Avalanches

    Engineerisk is a consulting company specializing in snow-avalanche protection engineering.

    By remaining strictly focused on snow and avalanche risks only, Engineerisk is positioned as the specialist of these issues, in France and internationally.



    All terrain experts

    The skills of the associates Philippe Berthet-Rambaud (Doctor Engineer in Civil Engineering) et Fanny Bourjaillat (Engineer Natural Risks and Artificial Snow) pallow Engineerisk to carry out all the studies regarding snow and avalanche risks…

  • Experts in Avalanches
  • All terrain experts

Snowgliding phenomena at le Brévent - Chamonix Mont Blanc

The Compagnie du Mont Blanc (CMB) had a frequent issue of snowgliding on an area which dominates the busy ‘’Cornu’’ ski slope. The unpredictability of the moment, when the phenomenon can degenerate into an avalanche, and the absence of effective means to provoke it has led to the (too long) closure of this ski slope which remains a main axis on this sector.

The CMB wanted to solve this problem without compromising the ‘’ski ability’’ of the whole area (with snow nets for instance). These reasons prompted the use of wood-sleeves to increase the roughness of the ground by refining the technique of our Swiss neighbors.

Work provided by Engineerisk:
  • - Field survey and topographical analyzes to define the main area subject to snow gliding
  • - Location on the plan of the wood-sleeves network to be installed
  • - Sizing of anchors according to snow gliding loads
  • - Quantitative and budget estimate
  • - Location on site with development of a heliborne protocol to install at bets the wood-sleeves.
  • Since the wood-sleeves were installed, the snow gliding phenomenon was no longer manifested on this area…

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Missions and interventions in France and abroad:

Andorre, Azerbaidjan, Bulgarie, Chili, Espagne, Géorgie, Kazakhstan, Russie, Suède, Suisse, Turquie, Ukraine, Colorado, Japon…