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    ADVANCED 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

     

    ADVANCED Avalanche Awareness Course

    Full Description

    If you have already done a Avalanche Awareness BASIC course or have previous experience of Avalanche Awareness training, then this course will take you to the next level. Building on the skills you already have, you will become a safer off-piste skier and a more effective rescuer. We will start with the most important process in avoiding avalanches - by planning your day on the mountain. We will cross reference off-piste itineraries with a map, avalanche forecast and the weather forecast. This simple process is the most effective way of avoiding avalanches, but is seldom practised by off-piste enthusiasts. Understanding snow science, avalanche prediction, and multiple burial scenarios will give you the freedom to explore the whole mountain.

    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 ADVANCED

    Building on the foundation of knowledge you already have, this one day course will take you to the next level. You will learn how to assess risks for yourself, and make effective route finding decisions. The course will cover the following: - Planning a day using off-piste guidebooks, maps, and the avalanche forecast. - Identification of avalanche terrain - Snow science (including the formation of the snow pack) - Influence of the weather and terrain - Simple snow profiling exercises - Safer travel techniques - Realistic multiple burial rescue scenarios - Organising complex rescues

    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: ski touring skis, ski touring boots, climbing skins, ski crampons, poles, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack. 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

    ADVANCED Avalanche Awareness Course Reviews

    Great course

    "Hope everything is going well with you. I want to thank you for the fantastic avalanche awareness course last Tuesday. It is really something to remember. Also I want to thank you for the good spirit and good support, it really helped. And then the nice powder skiing!"

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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