Avalanche course


Our avalanche course is crucial for anyone who skis off-piste. The avalanche course combines theoretical knowledge with practical exercises to give participants a basic understanding of avalanche hazards and the correct way to behave in an avalanche situation.


Group size minimum 2 persons
Course start Saturday
Course times 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00
Levels Level 4 & 5
Meeting point 09:00 Klosters Snowgarden*
Equipment skis with touring bindings and skins, snowshoes or splitboard, shovel, avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, ABS backpack if available.
Not included in the price Equipment material (see above), mountain railway tickets, food, transport by public transport, insurance.

*The exact meeting point will be announced the evening before.

Course goals:

Theoretical part

  • Introduction to avalanche science and the 3x3 model: formation, types and characteristics of avalanches. Planning, on-site assessment, single slope.
  • Meteorology: understanding of weather conditions and their impact on avalanche danger.
  • Route planning: route selection, analysis of slopes, exposure and terrain.
  • Risk management: assessing avalanche danger, recognising warning signs and decision-making.


Practical part

  • Use of avalanche transceivers (LVS): Learning how to operate and use an avalanche shovel and probe, carrying out emergency measures.
  • Snow profile analysis: examining the snowpack, assessing stability and recognising weak layers.
  • Track layout and route selection: Behaviour in the terrain, choosing safe ascent and descent routes.