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 : January 20, 2019
Price per participant1 journéeInformation 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
Dispersion time: 16h
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