France – La Grave
Monday 7th – Friday 11th January 2019 (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.
Accommodation is available at the Skier’s Lodge/Hotel des Alpes half board http://www.skierslodge.com/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Transfer from Grenoble is available on a limited basis at a specific time. Please enquire at the Skiers Lodge for prices and details. A bus service also runs from Grenoble train station to La Grave. Trains from Geneva to Grenoble are regular and take approximately 2 hours.
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: Briefing- Skiers lodge 7;30 pm Sunday evening. Course start – 08:45 Monday morning – Course finishes 1600- 1700 Fri
Non – Residential price
£ 595 per person
€ 680 per person.
(includes Professional contributors fees, course folder, reference manual, avalanche field book and lectures)
£ 50 / € 65 deposit per person required on application.
Full payment required one month before course start.
Catriona Reid, Course Administrator, tel: +44 1479 841288
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)