Basic knowledge of snow and avalanches

Nivology is a complex science that is constantly evolving. Throughout this day, the guides will teach you the fundamental principles to know about snow. This day takes place in the field so you can practice doing your own analysis of the snowpack and terrain. This course is for all skiers who want to learn and understand how an avalanche is formed and triggers, but also for those who want to see how it all works in the field.
Next training : April 23, 2019
Price per participant1 journée ( 9h-14h)Information at +33 623 436 355
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  • Snow and crystals
  • TopographyWeather
  • The basics of avalanche
  • Avalanches and their origins
  • Plate avalanches
  • The avalanche hazard bulletin
  • Factors favoring avalanches
  • Weather factor
  • Topographic factor
  • Snowy mantle factor
  • Human factor

Good to know about the training
Basic knowledge of snow and avalanches

The price includes
Training by a high mountain guide
Possible loan of material of safety
The price doesn't includes
Transportation at the meeting place
Equipment rental
Accommodation and restoration
Meeting's info
The training takes place on La Clusaz.
Meeting point: Parking des confins.
Appointment time: 8:45
(Attention to traffic on weekends to climb to La Clusaz)
Dispersion time: 14/15h
Link maps:
-Ski of hike if possible or equivalent
-Ski boots
-Backpack with snack
-If you have your DVA take it, otherwise we can lend you
Private guide
You have the opportunity to privatize your guide, the price is 390 € a day, the guide can take between 6 and 8 participants in training.
Good Plan / Gear Rental
For any outing supervised by a guide from the Annecy guides' office, benefit from a 10% discount on equipment rental from our partner Versant Nord in Thônes.
Group size
Mini 4 participants, maximum 8 participants for a guide.
Required Level
Level 1 (beginner): I have never done cross-country skiing or off-piste skiing, but I am able to ski down a red slope at ease and have already been skiing for several hours. 'afilées. I descend a slope of 30 to 35 ° parallel skis and I am able to skid in steep parts.
We lend you DVA + SHOVEL + PROBE for this training
For further information, please contact us

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