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.

This is a certified Mountain Safety Council course, and each participant that completes the course will receive avalanche assessor and rescue cards and certificate of completion.  


Course Dates

We have fixed date options for this course. Courses require a minimum of three people to go ahead.

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


We have filled our courses for the season, if you are interested in participating, please contact us as we can still arrange a course for you.





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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 (3 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.



Our Alpine Skills Course is a perfect complement to the Avalanche Awareness Course. Please contact us for a discount if you wish to book both at the same time!



For those that want to take the course to the next level, we offer an optional extra day taking in an ascent of Single Cone, The Remarkables highest peak. This involves more advanced mountaineering and climbing techniques and as such has a smaller ratio size of 1:2