Stage de ski de randonné et sécurité

In winter, the mountains offer an incredible feeling of freedom, but you mustn't forget that they are still a dangerous environment, prone to avalanches. Knowing the snow is a long learning process. This is why the high mountain guides of the Bureau des Guides d'Annecy offer you a ski touring and safety training course, in order to give you all the elements you need to know about the snow and the choice of route. This formation helps you to know how far you can go, while remaining in safety. Remember, the limit of one is not the same as the other, it depends on your personal experience and psychology. The important thing is to know where you need to go and if necessary change your itinerary or turn back.
Massif des Aravis-Bornes
Intermediate
3 days
Next training :From 17 December To December 19, 2021
Price per participants3 daysInformation at +33 623 436 355
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Doing is trail in ski touring?

For a while now (and even more so in the last two winters), ski touring has become a popular sport. More and more skiers are turning to this winter sport, which combines physical effort and endurance on the way up and the pleasure of sliding down! Ski touring is synonymous with freedom in the wide open spaces covered in snow. Who hasn't ever dreamed of making their own tracks in the powder snow, far from the ski lifts?  But beware, don't start this sport without knowing the safety equipment and snow conditions.


The main elements covered during the course :

  •     Choosing the right itinerary on the way up
  •     Choosing a descent itinerary
  •      Use of maps and slope inclination on a smartphone.
  •      Snow sections to assess the stability of the snow cover.
  •     The method of vigilance modes.
  •     The strategy for choosing a route with the parameters of location, duration, meteorology and snow report.
  •      The method of the 6 parameters to be monitored.
  •      The comparison of the elements of the snow-weather report and the conditions on the ground.
  •      Which safety tools: Arva, Airbag, the winter inclinometer, Thermometer....
  •      The few days of maximum danger in winter.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME :

Our high mountain guides have designed this ski touring & safety course over 3 days, in partnership with the brand ORTOVOX which will allow you to test the equipment.

Day 1: The itinerary and the track in ski touring.

Day 2: The itinerary and the track in off-piste skiing (La Clusaz or Le Grand Bornand).

Day 3: Application of the teaching on remote itineraries in the Bornes or Aravis massif.


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 changes in the snow cover.


Level required for this course:

Level 2 - INTERMEDIATE.

Any doubts about your level of 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 mountain safety and who wish to develop their practical and theoretical knowledge to become more independent.

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 :

Good to know about the training
Stage de ski de randonné et sécurité

The price includes
Supervision by a high mountain guide
The loan of avalanche safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)
> If you have your own safety equipment, bring it with you
The price doesn't include
Transport to the meeting point
Accommodation and food
Personal insurance
Ski touring equipment
Ski pass (if necessary)
Personnal equipment
Complete ski touring equipment (ski touring, boots, poles and skins)
30L backpack for your personal stuff
Skiing clothes adapted to the weather
Helmet
Gloves and ski mask
Picnic, water and snacks
Meeting point
Meeting on D1 at 8:30 am at the car park of the bus station of Thônes.
The place and time of the meeting may change. Your guide will contact you if necessary.
End of the ski day: between 3pm and 4pm
Groups
4 to 6 people maximum for a mountain guide
Important note
As a mountain professional, the guide reserves the right to adapt, modify or shorten the itinerary according to the weather conditions and/or the level of one or several participants. In this case, no refund will be made.

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