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For anyone of intermediate standard (Level 4) to experts (Level 7) snowboardingSki lessons

 

This course is an essential introduction for anyone who is keen to go into an off piste environment. You will find a new respect for the mountain and these foundations will help you to continue to stay safe whilst having fun in the mountains.

The course starts inside where we look at factors that influence the likelihood of an avalanche and the consequences. On the mountain we look at the practical aspects of how to avoid avalanches and use of the emergency equipment in the worst case scenario. Make sure you dress warmly for this course.

For this course you need to have the following equipment: transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack in addition to your normal ski or snowboarding gear.

Content of the course

  • Causes of avalanches
  • How to assess the risk
  • How to avoid avalanches
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Understanding the snow pack
  • Reading the terrain
  • Effects of weather
  • Advice on Equipment

Times and Prices

This is a 3 hour clinic and can be run at any time either as a group or for private individuals:

  • Clinic (min 3 persons) CHF 125.-
  • Private 3 hours morning lesson CHF 355.-
  • Private 3 hours afternoon lesson CHF 300.-

This half day course includes: how to asses risks, emergency procedures, understanding the snowpack, and how to effectively use avalanche equipment.

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