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Chamex avalanche awareness day

Basic avalanche safety 1 day course for those who wish to enjoy safe & responsible back country skiing in Chamonix.


Chamonix Experience offers a basic avalanche awareness and safety course for those who wish to enjoy safe and responsible backcountry skiing. You are the only one who can reduce your risk through your actions!

The goal of the avalanche safety course L1 is to transport avalanche theory into the field and allow this knowledge to be solidified there. In this way, you will understand vital information about how avalanches occur and learn tips on optimal tour planning, correct behavior on tour, and the perfect rescue method.

Due to our background in mountain rescue (PGHM Chamonix) we know all too well how important it is to be aware and informed of the risks when going off-piste in Chamonix and elsewhere. The Avalanche Safety Course is your opportunity to take responsibility for your own welfare in the mountains.

From: 190 €


  • Fitness level 1/5
  • Groups of 6 maximum
  • 1 day course
  • Available December – April
  • Dates on demand
Warm hat
Thermal underwear
Fleece or woollen layers
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Warm gloves
Thin gloves
Technical gear
Ski goggles
Technical gear
Free ride skis
Technical gear
Ski boots
Technical gear
Ski poles
Safety Equipment
Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

Avalanche Training

Specific avalanche awareness tuition including assessment of the conditions, correct use of a transceiver and how to carry out a rescue using shovel and probe.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.


Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.