Avalanche Skills Courses
Avalanche courses provide the skills and knowledge that ski and splitboard tourers need to keep themselves safe on their backcountry adventures. Getting away from the crowds and enjoying the quality snow that often lies untouched beyond the ski field boundary. Our team of qualified mountain and ski guides are committed to avalanche education and sharing our knowledge of safe and enjoyable backcountry travel. Avalanche course can be combined with or taken as part of a Ski and Splitboard Touring Course.
Avalanche Skills Course 1
Previously known as Avalanche Awareness, this Mountain Safety Council endorsed short course is the first step in backcountry travelers’ avalanche education. It provides a framework to plan trips, recognise the potential avalanche hazard and safely manage a group through the backcountry. The course also provides instruction in the latest companion rescue techniques.
Avalanche Skills Course 2
Previously known as the Backcountry Avalanche Course, this Mountain Safety Council endorsed longer course will continue to build your knowledge of avalanche risk management. Participants should have completed the Avalanche Skills Course 1 and consolidated their experience with some self-led tours. The course will develop the techniques for making good decisions about safe travel in more challenging terrain and snow packs.
Avalanche Skills Refresher
Avalanche Skills Refresher days can be tailored to the aspirations of the group. Revising concepts and exercises from a previously attended ASC1 or ASC2. The day can include coaching on trip planning or terrain analysis through to practising and fine-tuning skills on companion rescue scenarios.
Avalanche Skills for Mountaineers
Avalanche Skills for Mountaineers focuses on avalanche risk management for mountain activities on foot. It provides a framework to plan trips, recognise potential avalanche hazards, and manage risk whilst undertaking alpine climbs and tramps. The course also provides instruction in the latest companion rescue techniques.
Ski and Splitboard Touring Courses
Backcountry ski and splitboard courses develop the skills you need to undertake your own winter day trips or overnight tours in the local area or further afield. Duration can be tailored to an individual or groups needs and aspirations from one day from a local ski field to multi-day trips staying in the mountains including ski mountaineering and glaciers skills.
Our team of certified mountain and ski guides are committed to mountain education and sharing our knowledge of safe and enjoyable backcountry travel. Their experience demonstrates significant industry experience and practical knowledge in fields including instruction, guiding, ski patrol, and avalanche forecasting. This ensures that participants receive industry-leading instruction covering the latest techniques.