Our high mountain guides have designed this 2 day course to allow you to better understand risk management in ski touring and avalanche rescue in expert mode, in partnership with the ORTOVOX brand which will allow you to test the equipment and to have support.
Day 1: The first day is dedicated to welcoming and assessing the level of the participants, we check the correct functioning of the equipment, snow and avalanches, we also talk about the behaviour to have in case of an avalanche, and we carry out an intensive training to search for victims.
The evening is spent in a comfortable mountain hut, we make an initial interpretation of the avalanche bulletin and discuss the use of the risk assessment method and plan the next day's route.
Day 2: This is a group hike where we cover the basics of snowology with a section of the snowpack, we talk about the fragile layers, but also the basics of the modern risk management method which allows us to compare the observations in the field with what we had predicted the day before by reading the avalanche risk assessment bulletin. We give each participant information and tips for planning a hike.
The best time to take this course is at the beginning of the season, when the snow is most unstable. Several sessions are offered from December to February to allow you to see the change in the snowpack.
Level required for this course: Level 2 - INTERMEDIATE.
Any doubts about your level in ski touring or off-piste skiing? Check out our page for all the detailed information from the office guides.
This course is suitable for those who have already learnt the basics of avalanche rescue and who wish to develop their practical and theoretical knowledge to become more autonomous.
For those who have not yet acquired this knowledge, we strongly recommend that you take part in our course on learning to use avalanche rescue equipment.
Our other safety courses :
Learn to use avalanche rescue equipment: avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
Organise and train for safety in free-ride or off-piste skiing
Ski touring and safety course