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Avalanche Foundation

Avalanche Foundation

We pack a lot into this one day course in order to give you a solid platform that you can build on in the
future.

The course will cover the following:
- Causes of avalanches
- Understanding avalanche bulletins
- Route planning in avalanche terrain
- Reading the signs identifying clues as to potential hazards
- Risk reduction
- Safer travel techniques
- What to do if caught in an avalanche
- Effective use of transceivers, shovels and probes
- Organising a simple rescue

Included:

Professional Instruction throughout the day
Free use of top quality avalanche safety equipment

Not Included:

Lift Tickets
Insurance
Food/Accommodation

Details of your instructor, training venue, and meeting place for the day will be e mailed to you upon
booking.

Don't worry about minimum numbers to make the course run. ALL of our courses are guaranteed. If you book -
the course will run.

If you have the time we strongly recommend you also book the Avalanche Progression Course for the
following day.


Not sure about the course ? Why not scroll to the bottom of the page and see what previous clients thought
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Places Available Price per Person No. of Places Required
Sat 16 Dec 2017 - Chamonix 6 99.00
Wed 20 Dec 2017 - Chamonix 8 99.00
Sat 06 Jan 2018 - Chamonix Fully Booked 99.00 Please Call
Wed 10 Jan 2018 - Chamonix 5 99.00
Sat 13 Jan 2018 - Chamonix 7 99.00
Sat 20 Jan 2018 - Chamonix 7 99.00
Sat 27 Jan 2018 - Chamonix 8 99.00
Sat 03 Feb 2018 - Chamonix Fully Booked 99.00 Please Call
Sat 10 Feb 2018 - Chamonix 8 99.00
Sat 17 Feb 2018 - Chamonix 6 99.00
Sat 24 Feb 2018 - Chamonix 5 99.00
Sat 03 Mar 2018 - Chamonix 8 99.00
Sat 10 Mar 2018 - Chamonix Fully Booked 99.00 Please Call

Customer Reviews

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Great Course. Highly recommended
Reviewed by Scott from Aigle, Switzerland

Just back from a weekend with Stuart for the Avalanche Foundation and Progression courses. Two full-on days packed with learning, really useful advice and some great off-piste guided riding. Would definitely recommend the course if you want to ski or board off-piste and keep yourself and others safe.

January 2017
This review applies to the Sat 13 Jan 2018 - Chamonix version.
Foundation/Progression
Reviewed by Simon Cook

Did both courses,excellent content and hands on practical stuff from the start,really good development and packed a lot in during very varied conditions

November 2016
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Avalanche review
Reviewed by Anthony Kelly from Geneva

Great course if you intend to ski off piste. They teach the core fundamentals in avoiding an avalanche, and all the safety and recovery methods in the instance of an avalanche. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a try.

March 2016
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Super
Reviewed by Elke from geneva

Taking a class with Stuart is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant - at least, that was my experience. His course is packed with lots of factual and anecdotal information, taught in a serious manner but somehow kept playful and allows for hands-on practice. Highly recommended! Elke

February 2016
This review applies to the Sat 17 Feb 2018 - Chamonix version.
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Donski
Reviewed by Don Brennan from Manchester

Many thanks to Adam, who provided a wealth of information,which was delivered in a very interesting and engaging format.Learnt many new and interesting facts. I think these courses should be compulsary for off piste riding.

February 2015
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Hands on - just what I needed!
Reviewed by Rafe Saunders from United Kingdom

I attended the Foundation course with Stuart having read several books on the subject, but still unsure how to put the facts into practice. This course did exactly that!
The burial scenario was a real eye opener, in reality it’s not so easy doing it for real in unfamiliar terrain, with survivors shouting and wandering about with shock…
There was obviously much more than this is the course.

I would fully recommend taking this course without hesitation to anyone.

January 2015
This review applies to the Wed 10 Jan 2018 - Chamonix version.
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Extremely useful
Reviewed by Miklos from Geneva

Very useful knowledge and a fun day as well. I can only recommend it to everybody who would like to know more about the topic regardless whether you are staying on the marked slopes or venturing off piste...

January 2015
This review applies to the Wed 10 Jan 2018 - Chamonix version.
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Essential training to stay alive in the mountains
Reviewed by Cath Noble from Geneva

This was excellent training to equip us with the basics for understanding snow, how it can move, and why. I very much appreciated the hands-on nature of the course, digging holes, looking at the snow in close-up and how to feel for layers through the snow.

Money very well spent; if there's a space on a course, grab it - it may it will save your life or your friends' lives one day.

April 2014
Money well spent
Reviewed by Jonny Round from Osmotherley, UK

I have been on many courses with Mountain Instructors and Guides over the last decade or so - this was by far the best, not to mention the best value. Top drawer training from Stuart. I cannot recomend this course highly enough.

February 2014
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Great course!
Reviewed by Susie from London-Chamonix

While I'm sure there is still plenty more to learn, the Avalanche Academy Foundation course was an excellent introduction to mountain safety and snow condition awareness. Stuart is very thorough and provided thoughtful answers to the various questions that came-up. There is so much useful and important information to remember, it would be great to receive a one-page 'top tips' summary as follow-up to the day.

April 2013

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