Ski touring and avalanche courses
Learning by doing with the ski touring experts
If you want to refresh your knowledge or go on your first ski tour under professional guidance, then the ski touring and avalanche training courses for different levels are just right for you. Your mountain guide will show you the most important tips and tricks for ascent and descent techniques as well as risk management and assessing the avalanche situation. The course areas we have chosen offer the best conditions for this, so that you can learn, practise and train intensively and with lots of fun. For a perfect start, we provide high-quality rental and test equipment from our partners, Völkl, Marker and Ortovox. To avoid overloading your practical training with content, you can explore the topics of snow and avalanche awareness and risk management from the comfort of your own home. A certified avalanche expert will take you by the hand in one of our popular online training courses and prepare you optimally for your off-piste adventures.
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Program and schedule
- Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualification
- Ortovox emergency equipment consisting of avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
- Course documents
For weekend courses additionally
- Overnight stay at the respective base
- Rich breakfast + multi-course dinner menu
- Lift costs
Introduction to risk management with snowpack assessment and various stability tests, snowcard and reduction method, training with avalanche transceivers Program changes: All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with 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-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient conditions of the participants. The decision on the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
Level 1: You should be able to ski medium-difficulty slopes (marked red) safely and without crashing and have mastered the basics of skiing technique. Experience in deep snow is not necessary Level 2: You already have experience in deep snow and have mastered the basics there.
"The courses take place in snow-sure areas with excellent course terrain. Register in good time, as many courses are booked out quickly. If you have any questions, I will be happy to advise you by phone or via Email"
Head of department mountain and ski school
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