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Avalanche Academy is dedicated to making you safer when off-piste and in the back-country

The adventure of the off-piste is what we all dream of but avalanche is our worst nightmare. If you intend to venture away from the controlled pistes and into the mountain arena you owe to it yourself to be trained first. Avalanche Academy now offer safety training in Chamonix, with private courses also available in Verbier, Morzine, Saint Gervais, the Grand Massif, Courmayeur, La Thuile and other venues on request.

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Avalanche Foundation
15 December 2018: 99.00

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Why book your avalanche training with us?

why us
  1. We are the first and only dedicated Avalanche Training School in Chamonix.
  2. Our “on snow” training theory is focussed on teaching you what you need to know most.
  3. We will provide you with all the safety equipment you need, at no extra cost. All of our transceivers are the newest technology, and our kit has been selected because it is the best on the market.
  4. ALL of our courses run. If you book - your course will not be cancelled due to lack of numbers.
  5. All of our Guides are hand-picked for their knowledge, teaching abilities, and inter-personal skills. If one of our small team isn't available we won't run a course with a Guide we don't know.
  6. Our avalanche safety courses are the most popular in the European Alps - we train over 250 people every winter.
  7. There are no hidden costs. We do not charge a booking fee, credit card fee, or for use of our safety equipment. The price you see is the price you pay.

Avalanche Academy News

Free Avalanche Awareness Lectures Chamonix 2018/19

Dedicated to keeping you safer in the off-piste, we will be running our Avalanche Awareness lectures in Chamonix again this winter. The fantastic Bighorn Bar and Bistro will be our venue again, as per last season.

The talks are a mixture of live presentation and video and aim to give you an understanding of the basics: What causes avalanches, how to avoid them, and what to do if caught in one.

Lectures start at 18:00 and last around an hour. The lectures are completely free but we do ask that you book your spaces in advance by visiting the Eventbrite website at: http://tiny.cc/ggos0y

What's on this winter 2018-19 in Chamonix

This winter we will be running out Avalanche Foundation and Progression courses as per usual. The slight difference is that the early season Progression courses will be on touring kit so that we can always access good snow if conditions are a little lean.


Free Avalanche Awareness Lectures in Chamonix

Once again, we will be offering our popular Avalanche Awareness Lectures in Chamonix this winter season (2016-2017) - and even better, they're going to be free again! Arc'teryx will again be supporting the lectures. The lectures aim to teach people the main...


Arc'teryx Avalanche Awareness Lectures 2015-2016

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Avalanche Academy will again be delivering the Arc'teryx Avalanche Awareness lectures in Chamonix this winter. The lectures are FREE, and aim to teach people the main causes of avalanches, how to avoid being caugh...