ORTOVOX Safety Academy Level 1

Chamonix Avalanche Awareness 1 Day Course

Chamonix Experience and Ortovox offer a basic avalanche awareness and safety course for those who wish to enjoy safe and responsible back country skiing. 

You are the only one who can reduce your risk through your actions!

The ORTOVOX SAFETY ACADEMY was established to help you do this. In partnership with Chamonix Experience and other mountaineering schools, Ortovox has developed a training concept in which mountain experts pass their knowledge on to you.

The goal of the Ortovox safety academy 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 Ortovox Safety Acadamy is your opportunity to take responsibility for your own welfare in the mountains.

Chamonix Experience and Ortovox have designed this mountain safety course to give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of avalanches and their causes.

During the course you will learn about:

Travelling through avalanche terrain Planning backcountry ski trips Understanding avalanche bulletins & weather reports Identifying & assessing the avalanche risk Carrying out avalanche search & rescue techniques

Ortovox Safety Academy Course Dates

You can find this season's Ortovox Safety Academy course dates on the right; please contact us if the course dates do not suit you and we will be happy to open new dates for you where possible.

If you do not wish to join an open group, you can take this course with a private mountain guide at a cost of 540€ for groups of up to 6 participants per guide. We can organise larger groups with multiple guides on request, please contact us for details.