AVALANCHE TRAINING COURSE

AVALANCHE TRAINING COURSE

AVALANCHE COURSE – SBV (Swiss Mountain Guide Association) Certification Winter Level 1 and 2

The SWISS MOUNTAIN TRAINING certificate raises awareness of the dangers that lurk in the mountains and teaches you the right way to react in the event of avalanches. The two-stage training system with certification in accordance with the quality and safety standards of Swiss mountain guides is taught by our certified ZERMATTERS mountain guides.

SWISS MOUNTAIN TRAINING 1 (SMT 1)
Duration:

approx. 6 hours

Dates:

With a private mountain guide:

  • Daily

In a group:

  • 21.11.2020
  • 28.11.2020
  • 05.12.2020
  • 12.12.2020
  • 09.01.2021
  • 16.01.2021
  • 23.01.2021
  • 30.01.2021
Meetint point:

08:15 Meeting point with your mountain guide at the Matterhorn Express station in front of Dorsaz Sport, at level of the gondola station or by arrangement with your guide, with skis / snowboard

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES :

The module “WINTER 1: SAFETY & AVALANCHES” is a one-day course that imparts the following learning objectives

  • Familiarizing yourself with your equipment
  • Understanding the Avalanche Bulletin
  • Knowing how to wear your avalanche transceiver and how it works
  • Awareness of the main winter hazards (avalanches, cold, weather hazards, disorientation, falls, etc.)
  • Introduction to the 3x3 method
  • Recognizing the four typical avalanche situations and being able to answer the following question: “What is the greatest danger today?”
  • Understanding the general risk reduction measures (“Safer Six”)
  • Being able to perform a simple rescue
Requirements:
  • Very good on piste skier
  • In a group: minimum 15 years
Rates :
  • Private course for 1 person:                     CHF 635.00
  • Private course for 2 people:                      CHF 330.00 per person
  • Group courses for 3 or more people:       CHF 225.00 per person
SERVICES INCLUDED :
  • Course leader: Certified ZERMATTERS mountain guide (UIAA – International Federation of Mountain Guides/IFMGA)
  • Course documentation
  • SWISS MOUNTAIN TRAINING WINTER 1 certificate
Additional costs:
  • Ski pass: from CHF 79.00 per day
  • Lunch
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, airbag can be picked up at our office for a special rate of CHF 40.00 (per person) from 05:00 p.m. the day before.The rented material must be returned after the course to the office at 05:00 p.m. at the latest.
Equipment:

Please find the equipment list here

With a private mountain guide CHF 635.00
In a group CHF 225.00 per person
SWISS MOUNTAIN TRAINING 2 (SMT 2)

Requirement: you have completed Module 1/Safety & Avalanches or have demonstrated the required experience of this area

Duration:

approx. 6 hours per day

Dates:

With a private mountain guide:

  • Daily

In a group:

  • 28.11. - 29.11.2020
  • 05.12. - 06.12.2020
  • 12.12. - 13.12.2020
  • 19.12. - 20.12.2020
  • 09.01. - 10.01.2021
  • 16.01. - 17.01.2021
  • 23.01. - 24.01.2021
  • 30.01. - 31.01.2021
Meeting point:

08:15 Meeting point with your mountain guide at the Matterhorn Express station in front of Dorsaz Sport, at level of the gondola station or by arrangement with your guide, with skis / snowboard

COURSE CONTENT & OBJECTIVES :

The module “WINTER 2: MANAGEMENT OF AVALANCHE RISKS” is a two-day course that imparts the following learning objectives

  • Reiteration of the knowledge from Module 1 | Safety & Avalanches
  • Ability to plan an excursion into the mountains
  • Enhancement of knowledge of the 3x3 method (conditions – terrain – people)
  • Raising awareness of the protection of fauna and flora
  • Knowing how to estimate and measure slope inclination
  • Knowing how to apply the graphic reduction method
  • Awareness of behaviors that can reduce risks
  • Ability to perform a rescue operation
Requirements:
  • Very good on piste skier
  • In a group: minimum 15 years
Rates:
  • Private course for 1 person:                 CHF 1245.00
  • Private course for 2 people:                 CHF 635.00 per person
  • Group courses for 3 or more people    CHF 395.00 per person
SERVICES INCLUDED :
  • Course leader for 2 days: Certified ZERMATTERS mountain guide (UIAA – International Federation of Mountain Guides/IFMGA)
  • Course documentation
  • SWISS MOUNTAIN TRAINING WINTER 2 certificate
Additional costs:
  • Ski pass: from CHF 79.00 per day
  • Lunch
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, airbag can be picked up at our office for a special rate of CHF 40.00 (per person) from 05:00 p.m. the day before.The rented material must be returned after the course to the office at 05:00 p.m. at the latest.
With a private mountain guide CHF 1245.00
In a group CHF 395.00 per person

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