France – La Grave
Monday 6th – Friday 10th January 2020 (5 days)
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 locations for study. The lift company are very helpful and give us invaluable support.
A special accommodation/course fee package is available at the Skier’s Lodge/Hotel des Alpes – see below
tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 03 18
Please book and pay for your accommodation directly with the Skiers Lodge Hotel, stating that you are attending the EAS Avalanche Course at the time of your booking.
Getting to La Grave
Go here for transport information. https://www.skierslodge.com/contact/
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES
Arrive by 19:00 hrs on the Sunday for a course introduction at the Skiers Lodge this is situated in the village just above the central parking (200m from lift station). Depart Saturday morning or Friday evening. The course will start officially on Monday morning and end Friday evening, please note that the classroom elements and presentations during the course will take place in the Hotel Castellan (http://castillan.pagesperso-orange.fr Tel +33 (0) 476 799 004 opposite lift station in the village centre)
Start times 08:45 Monday – Course finishes 1600- 1700 Fridays.
Special Skiers lodge price of €885 (course fee @€ 710 per person + B&B accommodation €175 for 5 nights [sun to thur night])
Non – Residential price
£ 620 per person
€ 710 per person.
(includes Professional Guides fees, course folder, reference manual, avalanche field book and lectures)
All courses run at a ratio of 1 Guide to 4 (5 max) participants.
£ 50 / € 65 deposit per person required on application.
Full payment required one month before course start.
Skiers Lodge tel: +33 (0) 4 76 11 03 18
Catriona Reid Course Administrator, tel: +44 1479 841828
FOR FURTHER INFO
Tel: +44 1479 811539
Mobile: +44 7785 736577
Tel: +41 2449 42777
Tel +33 476 799997
Tel +33 476 110318
The course will be run by, Steve Jones BMG , Per Ås SBO and Mark Diggins BMG.
EXPERIENCE & EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
* Good skiing/boarding ability with a number of years of freeriding and/or touring experience.
* Avalanche transceiver (can be hired)
* Personal ski touring equipment or backcountry equipment.
* Writing materials.
* Ski Helmet recommended
* Magnifying glass* (possible to purchase during course)
* Clinometer (optional)*
* Crystal screen*(possible to purchase during course)
* Snow saw (optional)
* Log book (provided)
* Snow weighing apparatus (optional)
* Thermometer*(possible to purchase during course)
* 2 metre rule (possible to purchase during course)
* Shovel (smooth bladed) in local store
* 3 metre probe in local store
RECOMMENDED REFERENCE BOOKS
“Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers” Daffern
“The Avalanche Handbook”. David McClung, Peter Schaerer (available as a kindle download>
“Snow” Robert Bolognesi
“Avalanche” Robert Bolognesi
“Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain” Bruce Tremper
“Lawinenkunde’ Stefan Harvey, Hansueli Rhyner, Jurg Schwiezer (German and French versions)