The main objective of the courses offered is to give the participant an in-depth knowledge of snow structure, the processes of change within it, and through field experience, develop recognition of snowpack stability, confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche hazard and route choice in mountain terrain.

The courses were initially developed over 25 years ago with collaboration between British Mountain Guides and representatives from the Canadian Avalanche Association with  a focus on strategies for professionals and committed back country skiers and snow-boarders.

The courses have been a great success over the last few years and all those that have remarked on their value.

Forthcoming Winter Venues

La Grave,
6th – 10th January 2020
(5 day Course)

The course will be held in La Grave, a name recognised as being one of the premier off piste skiing areas in Europe. The skiing area is uniquely devoted to off piste skiing.

La Grave provides us with a variety of accessible areas that will not have been groomed or skied, so offering good terrain locations for study and travel.

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