Avalanche Safety Week End

Avalanche Safety Week End

Dieser Kurs vermittelt in kompakter Form die Grundlagen der Lawinenkunde und der Verschüttetenrettung. Die Inhalte richten sich nicht nur an Einsteiger sondern auch an alle risikobewussten Winterbergsportler, die Ihr Knowhow auffrischen und gut vorbereitet in die Wintersaison starten wollen.

Tour: Avalanche Safety Week End
Type: Winter sports
Difficulty: Anfänger (stamina: easy, technique: easy)
Attendance: 5-8
Date: 2016-01-30 to 2016-01-31
2016-02-06 to 2016-02-07
2016-02-27 to 2016-02-28
2016-02-13 to 2016-02-14

Price: 249 €

Day 1 and 2: Avalanche theory, practical exercises and training tour in Kleinwalsertal with overnight included in a pension. Meeting point in Baad in Kleinwalsertal at 9:00 am. The event ends around 5pm (Baad).

Contents of the course days are:

  • Theory of avalanches (study of snow, evaluation of avalanche danger, decision strategies)
  • Theory and practical exercises of the companion rescue of avalanche victims
  • Planning backcountry tours in the mountains

Lodging in Kleinwalsertal.

On the second day we make a practice tour in the mountains of the Kleinwalsertal valley, and apply the knowledge of the previous day to evaluate the avalanche situation during the activity. We will be about 6 hours on tour and 3 hour ascnding with moderate pace.


     UIAGM -IFMGA Mountain Guide

  •      1x accommodation with half board
  •      LVS equipment (rental)
Not included in price
  •      Meals apart from breakfast and dinner
  •      Personal foreign, accident and health insurance
  •      Personal equipment (see recommended equipment)
  •      Any other service which is not included in the program


Vorkenntnisse zum Thema Lawinenkunde sind nicht erforderlich. Technisch reicht etwas Erfahrung von Skifahren abseits der Piste. Die Teilnehmer müssen konditionell in der Lage sein, bis zu dreistündige Aufstiege und etwa 5 Stunden Gesamtgehzeit am Tag zu bewältigen.


Previous knowledge about avalanches is not required. If you are with skis some experience of skiing off piste will do fine. Participants must be able to manage three-hour ascent and about 5 hours total walking time per day.

Technical equipment

backpack 25-35L

ski touring or snowshoeing equipment (touring, skins, poles, boots or tour snowshoes and poles)


First layer

touring pants

t-shirt or mountain shirt

wind and waterproof jacket (Hardshell breathable) or softshell jacket (depending on weather)

Insulation layer (fleece or thermal jacket depending on the weather)

Warm well-fitting socks

Warm gloves

warm headwear


Hut liner
Sunscreen, lip cream SPF 30
snacks for the day
Thermos flask (unbreakable)
Passport, identity card
Camera, cell phone, charger
Credit card, cash for drinks etc.

This tour is an high alpine activity in a terrainrisk of avalanches and stone fall is present. The daily goals can be more dificult or even impossible to reach upon unfavorable conditions (weather, snow, icefograin, stormsavalancheslightning storms) Unfortunately also short-term occurrence of such conditions can happen in the high mountains in any season.

The tour will take place in AustriaPlease ensure that you have adequate insurance protection(Health insurance and an insurance policy that covers any possible rescue and recovery costs).

We refer to our Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen - company policies.


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