- Avalanche safety courses -

This one-day course will teach the basics of backcountry safety skills, as well as advanced techniques including companion rescue in realistic avalanche scenarios.


Learn the most important safety skills for travelling in the winter mountains.

Obligatory course for further AIARE education

You need the Rescue Card in order to join the AIARE level 2 and PRO level 1 courses


This course has an evaluation component. We provide a completion certificate at the end of the course.

Learn and improve your avalanche rescue skills

This American Institute of Avalanche Rescue and Education (AIARE) course is essential to anyone considering venturing off-piste. It is recommended that you re-take it at the beginning of every winter season to refresh life-saving rescue skills that you may one day depend upon.

The course is taught by UIAGM mountain guides and qualified AIARE leaders. You will spend the day outdoors in the mountains practicing different rescue techniques for varied avalanche scenarios.

The objective of the course is to prepare you for what to do in the case of an avalanche if either yourself or another person is swept away. You will be coached on how to assess a situation under pressure, use avalanche rescue equipment to locate a lost person, and improve your response times to react quickly and effectively. Your instructor will create realistic scenarios that you will find practical and applicable.

Each participant will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at the end of the course.

This course is obligatory for those who wish to take the AIARE 2 or PRO 1 courses, as it will provide you with the groundwork that you need to proceed to more advanced techniques. It is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn best practices in avalanche rescue techniques and equipment.

From 195.00€

Price per person for groups of minimum 4. 

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Beginner tech level
1 day course
Groups of 6 maximum
Available December - April


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