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.
Avalanche Forecast from France Meteo
Heading to Chamonix this winter ? Then why not come along to one of our free Avalanche Awareness Presentations ?
The presentations last about an hour and are given by an IFMGA qualified Guide based in the Chamonix Valley. They key topics covered are the causes of avalanches, how to avoid them, and what to do if you get caught in one.
The lectures take place in Chamonix at the Bighorn Bar and Bistro on Monday evenings, starting 9th December and finishing 20th Jan.
This will be the 8th season that we have been delivering these lectures and they are very popular. So popular in fact that you do have to book in advance. It is free, but we have to limit numbers due to capacity.
To book your tickets now, just go to: https://tinyurl.com/y583taq4
For the past 6 seasons we have been summarising the daily avalanche bulletin for Chamonix and then sharing it on Social Media (primarily Twitter). Due to mainly using Twitter we have limited characters for what can be a complex explanation of the risks, and...
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.
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 liv...