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    BASIC Avalanche Awareness Course

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    Enter your start date, end date and number of people and we will check availability and prices for you. The recommended duration for this activity is 1 day. However, you can book as many days as suits your requirements. If your group size is more than 6 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.

    Highlights

    Location : Ponte di Legno

    Ratio : 1:5

    Available during : Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

    • Causes of avalanches
    • Understanding avalanche bulletins
    • Risk reduction
    • Effective use of transceivers, shovels and probes
    • Simple snow profiling exercises

     

    BASIC Avalanche Awareness Course

    Full Description

    This course is for people with no previous training in Avalanche Awareness. The one day programme is designed to give you a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, for you to build on in the future. Subjects covered include why avalanches occur, risk reduction, and simple rescue techniques including use of safety equipment. If you have the time we strongly recommend you also book the Avalanche Awareness ADVANCED Course for the following day.

    Example Itinerary

    It is for you and your guide to decide the exact makeup of your booking however, these itinerary days shown below are an example of how a booking for this activity could be structured.

    Day 1 : Avalanche Awareness BASIC

    We pack a lot into this one day course in order to give you a solid platform that you can build on in the future. The course will cover the following: - Causes of avalanches - Understanding avalanche bulletins - Route planning in avalanche terrain - Reading the signs identifying clues as to potential hazards - Risk reduction - Safer travel techniques - What to do if caught in an avalanche - Effective use of transceivers, shovels and probes - Organising a simple rescue

    What's Included

    • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
    • Liability insurance

    What's Not Included

    • Ski lift ticket
    • All food

    • Travel insurance

    Optional Extras

    Prerequisites

    For skiers who want to venture further away from the pistes and learn about the safety aspects of the mountains in Winter. You should be able to ski on black runs, on all types of snow and be fit enough to walk up hill at altitude for 2-3 hours. On all our programs snowboarders and telemarkers are welcome.

    Equipment Required

    Technical equipment (these items can be rented): ski touring skis, ski touring boots, climbing skins, ski crampons, backpack, poles, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe. Snowshoes for snowboarders.

    Personal equipment: provisions for during the day (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, ski touring pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves or mittens, wool hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.

    Availability & Prices

    This activity is available to be booked for any date/dates within the availablity periods shown below. Because we tailor your booking to suit your exact requirements you can book this activity for as many days as you like. The recommended duration for this activity is 1 day. If your group size is more than 6 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.

    Period Starting Ending
    Availability period from : 01/12/2017 to : 30/04/2018
    Number of people Price (€)
    1 Pax €300.00 per person per day
    2 Pax €175.00 per person per day
    3 Pax €133.33 per person per day
    4 Pax €112.50 per person per day
    5 Pax €100.00 per person per day
    6 Pax 100.00 per person per day

    BASIC Avalanche Awareness Course Reviews

    Learning experience

    "Thank you Cain, it was a great trip. Unfortunately, I didn't participate on the ski safety day, but the students and one colleague were very happy. Everyone had a good and learning experience. I expect that we will go to Passo Tonale again next year and would like to use your services again."

INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED MOUNTAIN GUIDES

All Mountain Guides working with us are qualified by the international UIAGM - IFMGA mountain guide association. IFMGA stands for International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations and is the highest level of qualification a mountain guide can achieve.

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