Freeriding is a skill that has to be learned in order to reduce safety risks to a minimum. Our avalanche experts will teach you the basics of off-piste skiing, how to use avalanche equipment correctly and how to assess the risk of avalanches. This course is designed for beginners as well as for advanced freeride skiers who would like to refresh their knowledge.
You can choose between a one- and a two-day course. And if you’re lucky, you even get to carve a few lines in fresh powder!
Avalanche education close to the ski resort
approx. 4-5 hours
from CHF 570.-- (1-2 persons; max. 7 persons per guide, prices available upon request)
from CHF 190.-- per person (min. 3 persons, max. 7 persons)
briefing and training by our mountain guide, avalanche transceiver
cable car rides, rental costs for freeride equipment (skiing boots, skis, ski poles, shovel, and probe), lunch
You will meet your mountain guide at Matterhorn Express bottom station at 8.30am. From there, you will set off to the ski resort and go a bit off-piste to learn the basics of avalanche safety. You’ll get a glimpse into the magic world of freeride skiing, where safety and correct off-piste behaviour are a top priority.
As early as possible, i. e. approximately 1 or 2 weeks in advance; short-term registration is possible subject to availability.
All participants must arrange their own insurance.
You are an experienced skier/snowboarder and feel comfortable on pistes of all colours. You would like to go off-piste now and learn how to ski safely in the backcountry.
On a different note
Maybe you’ll be lucky and get to see some wildlife such as chamois, snow hares, ptarmigans or even ibexes!
Bring warm winter clothing and your freeride equipment (incl. shovel and probe). We will provide you with any missing material.