Our avalanche courses follow the American Avalanche Association guidelines.  Why?  The North Americans are far in advance of us Europeans in terms of avalanche education.  Their syllabus is tried and tested and gives you the knowledge, tools and systems to enhance your safety, decision making and enjoyment in the mountains.

American Avalanche Association (A3) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to professional excellence in avalanche safety, education and research in the United States.  We bring this expertise to you in Europe.

(6 DAYS)  €800 per person, based on 6 people.






A 6 day off-piste and back-country programme with an IFMGA Guide and Professional Avalanche Trainer certified by the American Avalanche Association (A3).  Throughout the week you will have a mix of days skiing in some beautiful backcountry, learn new skills and build your knowledge to make better decisions and have greater adventures away from lifts and pistes.  The course element of this programme follows the A3 syllabus for recreational snowsports enthusiasts.

At the end of the week, you will have a set of tools, the knowledge to use them and will have practised them which will enhance your backcountry experience.  You will also be awarded the Avalanche Training Level 1 (rec) certificate.  This is a requirement to attend the  Level 2 (rec) course after you have logged a series of backcountry trips.


Day 1:  Find your legs. A day with an IFMGA guide as a ski tour / off-piste, intro to the kit and touring day.

Day 2:  Certified Avalanche Training (L1, day1) a day lead by an A3 pro.  Half classroom / rescue fundamentals session in the field.

Day 3:  Ski touring or off-piste day with an IFMGA guide.  Ski the famous Valley Blanc, do some crevasse rescue training or simply have a great adventure in the hands of the Guide.

Day 4:  Certified Avalanche Training (L1, day 2) a day lead by an A3 pro.  Half classroom / terrain management, snow stability and analysis session in the field.

Day 5:  Certified Avalanche Training (L1, day 3) day.  Putting all your learning into practice.  A day you lead with A3 pro and IFMGA guide.  Successful completion, certificates awarded.

Day 6:  A day with an IFMGA guide where you and the guide plan and lead the day.  Further implementation of your learning from the Avalanche Training course.


€800 per person, based on 6 people.

  • This programme is based on 6 people per group.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.

  • It includes all guiding, instruction and materials.

  • It does not include travel, accommodation, personal insurance, lift tickets or personal equipment.

  • We can put you in touch with excellent, high-quality accommodation providers and private chefs if you wish.  Please just ask. 

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