With this course we would like to transmit the importance of precaution in order to avoid risky situations. Our objective is to make you autonomous and that you are able to ski in the snowy mountains with security as well as to learn to interpret the information available about the snow conditions and the risk of avalanches, so you can choose the safest areas, and are able to plan your trip taking all this information into account so you can assure your safety before going skiing.
Furthermore it is very important to know how to react when you are facing an avalanche, such as the characteristics of the safety material as well as the protocol of your rescue. You will learn the benefits and the correct way on how to use the safety material as well as bring it into practice to improve your ability to respond
The guide/instructor and the security equipment (ARVA, Spade & Probe) are included in the price.
|European avalanche danger scale|
|Danger Level||Snowpack stability||Avalanche triggering probability|
|1. Low||The snowpack is well bonded and stable in general||Triggering is generally possible only from high additional loads ** in isolated areas of very steep, extreme terrain. Only sluffs and small sized natural avalanches are possible.|
|2. Moderate||The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes||Triggering is possible primarily from high additional loads **, particularly on the indicated steep slopes*. Large-sized natural avalanches are unlikely|
|3.Considerable||The snowpack is moderately to poorly bonded on many steep slopes*||Triggering is possible, even from low additional loads** particularly on the indicated steep slopes *. In some cases medium-sized, in isolated cases large-sized natural avalanches are possible.|
|4.High||The snowpack is moderately to poorly bonded on most steep slopes*||Triggering is likely even from low additional loads ** on many steep slopes, in some cases, numerous medium-sized and often large-sized natural avalanches can be expected.|
|5.Very High||The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable in general||Numerous large-sized and often very large-sized natural avalanches can be expected, even in moderately steep terrain.|