Learning by doing with the avalanche experts for all snow sports enthusiasts
Risk management on ski and snowshoe tours is elementary for hazard assessment in the winter high mountains. For 20 years, VIVALPIN has been organizing avalanche courses for freeriders, ski tourers, snowboarders and snowshoers. You will be taught and trained by absolute experts such as Sepp Hümmer. Sepp is a state-certified army mountain guide and has been working voluntarily for the avalanche commission and the mountain rescue for many years. After your Safety Day, you should be able to realistically assess the risk in the winter high mountains and behave accordingly. A small side effect: Maybe the insights into snow and avalanche science will also help you to find the best snow and the best descents!
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Program and schedule
- Included services: Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualification
- Ortovox emergency equipment consisting of avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
- Course documents
Course content: Snowpack structure, different crystal forms + transformation processes in the snowpack, influence of wind and weather on the snowpack, interpretation of the avalanche situation report for tour planning, single slope tests by means of weak layer diagnosis, comparison to other analytical snow tests, probabilistic methods in tour planning, intensive training of single and multiple burial with shovel technique and first aid. Change of program: All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the VIVALPIN Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. An adjustment of the proven tour program is possible for safety reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient prerequisites of the participants. The decision for the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
You don't need any ski touring experience and fitness for 2h or 600 meters of ascent. The Safety Days are also suitable for snowshoers or snowboarders.
"Even though there is no such thing as 100% safety in mountain and skiing sports, you can actively influence many factors and thus minimize your risk. At the Safety Days you will benefit from the wealth of experience of your instructors and subsequently be competent and with an acceptable risk in the magnificent mountain world."
State-certified police mountain guide
Member of the VIVALPIN Competence Team
Snow and avalanches update
The offer is aimed at all those who are regularly and often off-piste and want to update their knowledge, explicitly also to ski instructors and guides with comparable qualifications. Sepp Hümmer, state-certified army mountain guide and member of the avalanche commission, will teach you in this intensive training the latest findings of analytical and probabilistic risk assessment.
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