There are not many things in the world that will give you the same satisfaction as riding through deep powder in the backcountry, however, this comes at a greater risk. Without taking any avalanche safety courses you will not have the knowledge of snow forecasts at different altitudes, weather patterns, group situations or use of equipment.
Preparation, Snow and Weather Condition
Observation, Decision & Route Making
Rescue Organisation, Searching and Emergency.
It’s important before attending an avalanche safety course that you have the correct equipment, you must ensure that you carry a Lightweight Waterproof Backpack as well as an Avalanche Kit which includes a Transceiver, Shovel and Probe.
As well as your avalanche safety essentials, you need your skis and warm clothing such as salopettes, fleeces, gloves, hat, chapstick and more.
Insurance, ski passes and accommodation are not generally included and will need to be organised yourself.
|Name||Level||URL & Location||Number of Days||Cost|
|AIARE Level 1 – Chamonix||Beginner Level||https://www.chamex.com/trip_courses/aiare-level-1-chamonix||3 Days||€595.00|
AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course
|Beginner Level||https://www.chamex.com/trip_courses/aiare-avalanche-rescue-course||1 Day||€179.00|
|Ortovox Safety Academy Level 1||Beginner Level||https://www.chamex.com/trip_courses/ortovox-safety-academy-level-1||1 Day||€150.00|
|AIARE Level 2 – Chamonix|
|Avalanche Awareness for Tourers & Freeriders – Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, Scotland||Intermediate Level|
|2 days||Prices from £225.00|
|Henry Three Days Off-Piste – Val d’Isère and Tignes||Intermediate Level||http://www.henryoffpiste.com/||3 Days||€490 per person|
|Avalanche Awareness Course – Chamonix||Intermediate Level||https://www.icicle-mountaineering.ltd.uk/avalancheawarenesssafetycourse.htm||2 Days|
Group size: Price per course/day:
1 to 3 – 360 € per group
4 – 95 € per person
5 – 90 € per person
6 – 85 € per person
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