Avalanche Awareness

The Avalanche Awareness course is an introductory level course and is the first step to gaining an appreciation of the avalanche phenomenon and what is required to make decisions about personal safety when travelling in avalanche terrain. This course is delivered in two parts, theory and practical.


The course will introduce participants to the complex phenomena of avalanches and provide introductory training for Skiers, trans alpine trampers and climbers.


Course Dates

We have fixed date options for this course. It may, however, be possible to run courses on different dates. If you have a group of two or more people, and wish to book a course for an alternative date, please contact us to discuss options.

6-7 July 2016 Full BOOK NOW
8 - 9 July 2016 4 Spaces Left!  
22 - 23 July 2016 8 Spaces Left!  
29 - 30 July 2016 Full  
12 - 13 August 2016 Open  
27 - 28 August 2016 Open  



Course Outline

Pre-trip planning, evidence based decision making (Avalanche Assessment Card), and field companion rescue knowledge and skills.


The course is delivered in two parts:

  • Evening Class (2 Hrs). Introductions, Course outline, Safety and pre trip planning, Avalanche forecasting, and Web resources.
  • Practical Day (8 Hrs). Equipment check and safety brief, Pre-trip avalanche information, Visit ski patrol, Transceiver searching, digging and probe techniques, Snow profile, Safe travel and Route selection.