Avalanche Training – Ski Guide – Mountain Guide Switzerland
Safe Off Piste with an Avalanche Training from a Ski Guide – Mountain Guide – Switzerland
Off piste, free-riding and extreme skiing are getting more and more popular every year. Because of more efficient transportation and better gear the technical abilities have improved a lot for a large number of skiers and snowboarders. Therefore they are capable of mastering deep snow, couloirs and steep slops. Most of the off piste skiers or free-riders come from the pistes and not from mountaineering and because of this fact they have generally a large lack in mountaineering skills.
Exactly with these lacks I start the training. I try to avoid big theories but I put a lot of emphasis on practical work outdoors. The following subject can be taught:
- How to judge the avalanche danger and how to deal with it.
- How to plan tours and descents.
- How do take correct decisions under pressure and in critical situations.
- How to move on glaciers.
- What to do when something happens.