Zillertal Tirol

Avalanche safety training

Avalanche training is of paramount importance for anyone venturing into snow-covered mountain terrain. It's not just a matter of safety; it's a life-saving necessity. Understanding how avalanches form, recognizing avalanche terrain and knowing how to use essential rescue equipment can mean the difference between life and death in the backcountry.

Avalanche training equips you with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions while skiing, snowboarding or mountaineering in the mountains. It teaches how to assess snowpack stability, read avalanche forecasts and execute effective rescue techniques.

Beyond safety, avalanche training fosters a deep respect for the power and unpredictability of nature. Ultimately, it empowers outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the winter wonderland while minimizing risks, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience in the snowy wilderness.

I was able to gain a lot of experience in avlanche knowledge from heliski guiding and expedition climbing in remote regions in the Himalayas, Canada, Georgia (Caucasus), South America and Sweden. Now I want to share this experince with you.



Day 1

On the evening of the first day, we will begin with a presentation of avalanche knowledge and emergency management.

This includes:

  • Snow and weather science
  • Avalanche studies
  • Interpretation of avalanche reports
  • Tour planning
  • companion rescue (transceiver search)

Day 2

We meet in the morning at the respective tour area and head out into the terrain. Now, we can put our knowledge from the theory presentation on the previous evening into practice.

We learn the proper behavior in the terrain while ski touring or freeriding, and up close, we learn to assess the current avalanche situation in the field and make the right decisions.

Furthermore, we learn how to handle emergency equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel). We also reinforce our knowledge of companion rescue (transceiver search) and practice it in various emergency scenarios.

  • fitness
    ascends up to 500 meter (training day will be arround 7 hours in the field)
  • Technique
    safe ski or snowboard skills in powder and all kind of snow

Meeting Point: Presentation about snow and avalanches arround 6:00 PM in my office (duration ~ 3 hours) exact location will be announced before

The exact meeting point on Day 2, for practicing in the nature will be announced at the presentation (depending on conditions). It's ideal to go on a skitour or freeride day to train with your avalanche safety equipment and to focus on behavior in the backcountry. Possible locations: Hochfügen, Hintertux, Gerlos Axamer Lizum, etc.

Cost per person
(group out of 5 or more)
€ 140,-
Cost per person
(group out of 4)
€ 165,-
Cost per person
(group out of 3)
€ 210,-
Cost privat guiding (1-2persons) € 595,-
duration 1,5 day
dates from Dec to April


Included Service
  • guiding, teaching and organisation by IFMGA Mountain and Ski Guide
  • avalanche safety equipment (beacon, probe and shovel) to rent
  • pictures of your exploring and training day
Extra Costs
  • perhabs ski pass
  • food for your day
  • ski/snowboard or touring equipment, if you need rental equipment let us know

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