The adventure of the off-piste is what we all dream of but avalanche is our worst nightmare. If you intend to venture away from the controlled pistes and into the mountain arena you owe to it yourself to be trained first. Avalanche Academy now offer safety training in Chamonix, with private courses also available in Verbier, Morzine, Saint Gervais, the Grand Massif, Courmayeur, La Thuile and other venues on request.
Avalanche Forecast from France Meteo
Due to the current situation, our courses have been modified for the 2021 season. The key differences are:
1. Class Size - Current Regulations do not permit groups of more than six, so our courses will be run at a maximum ration of 1:5.
2. Indoor Theory Sessions - These aren't possible this season. Hence we will have an evening class, on-line, the night before you attend any of our courses.
3. Access to the mountains - The lifts are closed this season. So we will use touring gear to get into the mountains. For the Foundation course you can use ski touring gear, split-boards, or snow shoes. For the Progression Course you will be undertaking a tour, so you will need either touring skis or a split board.
2021 is a challenging season so far. However, by adapting our practises, and with the help off technology, we think we can overcome these difficulties and continue to enjoy the mountains. Come and join us !
Heading to Chamonix this winter ? Then why not come along to one of our free Avalanche Awareness Presentations ?
The presentations last about an hour and are given by an IFMGA qualified Guide based in the Chamonix Valley. They key topics covere...
For the past 6 seasons we have been summarising the daily avalanche bulletin for Chamonix and then sharing it on Social Media (primarily Twitter). Due to mainly using Twitter we have limited characters for what can be a complex explanation of the risks, and...
This winter we will be running out Avalanche Foundation and Progression courses as per usual. The slight difference is that the early season Progression courses will be on touring kit so that we can always access good snow if conditions are a little lean.
Dedicated to keeping you safer in the off-piste, we will be running our Avalanche Awareness lectures in Chamonix again this winter. The fantastic Bighorn Bar and Bistro will be our venue again, as per last season.
The talks are a mixture of liv...