Avalanche Awareness Course

Learn how to handle with critical avalanche situations


Region: Achensee-Zillertal
Fitness Kondition
Technic Technik
maximum participants: 6
Prices: 6 persons Euro 250.-, 5 persons Euro 275.-, 4 persons Euro 315.-
Included: Avalanche Beacon, Shovel, Probe, ABS-Backpack (limited for testing)

Tour Character

Training course with one evening theory and 2 days of practical application.

Required Skill and Fitness Level

Skill: Your stem turns should be reliable beyond groomed ski pistes.

Fitness: up to 6-hour climbs and training per day.


Meeting point: Achenkirch, Österreich

Tour Description

In this compact course you learn theoretically as well as practically to estimate an review critical avalanche situations. Basic knowledge concerning the structure of snow, the estimation of slope angles and a practical ascending ski track is the contents as well as the application of a modern avalanche beacon and the temporary rescue operation in case of an avalanche accident. 

Details

  • Number of participants: max. 8 per guide.
  • Services included: 2.5 days of training and guiding by a state approved mountain guide, guide’s expenses.
  • Services excluded: accommodations in the training area (2 nights, if necessary), food and transfers.
  • Misc: Insurances (accident, travel cancellation) at customer’s responsibility. Please refer to general terms and conditions.

1. Tag
Theoretical basic knowledge about snow, weather, avlanches and First Aid fill out the first evening. At the end we plan the next day (e. g. which training area we select).

2. Tag
Within the bounds of short skitour we will put our theoretical knowledge to pratice. Estimation of the skiing terrain, investigation of the snow layers, compilation of ascending ski tracks and avalanche beacon training is our program of this day. At the end we recapitulate our acquired abilities beside a highly enjoyable beer (or whatever) and plan the next day.

3. Tag
Now we got enough knowledge to carry out a ski tour almost by ourselves under supervision of the guide. A simulated rescue operation is also part of this day’s program.


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