OFF PISTE & BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
SKILLS TRAINING FOR SEASONAIRES & LOCALS

Back by popular demand, this season we are offering a series of skills training and guiding sessions for those wishing to upskill in all things off piste & backcountry skiing and snowboarding

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LEVEL 1 - INTRO TO MOUNTAIN SAFETY
& AVALANCHE AWARENESS

COURSE CONTENT: For those wishing to clarify the basics, an introduction to preparation, forecasting, equipment, hazards, how to stay safe in avalanche terrain, emergency procedures and transceiver training.

DURATION: 2.5hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Skis or snowboard, warm clothing & backpack. If you have your own, we recommend bringing you transceiver, shovel and probe. If you do not have them, let us know and you can borrow ours.

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

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LEVEL 1 - REFRESHER TO MOUNTAIN SAFETY & AVALANCHE AWARENESS

COURSE CONTENT: For those wishing to refresh the basics, an introduction to preparation, forecasting, equipment, hazards, how to stay safe in avalanche terrain, emergency procedures and transceiver training.

DURATION: 2.5hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Skis or snowboard, warm clothing & backpack. If you have your own, we recommend bringing you transceiver, shovel and probe. If you do not have them, let us know and you can borrow ours.

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

 

LEVEL 2: MOUNTAIN SAFETY
& AVALANCHE AWARENESS 

COURSE CONTENT: A follow-on to those who have taken our intro & refresher classes. Avalanche bulletin analysis and application to the mountain environment. Terrain analysis, avalanche awareness, emergency procedures, shovelling, probing. 

DURATION: 2.5hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Skis or snowboard, warm clothing & backpack. If you have your own, we recommend bringing you transceiver, shovel and probe. If you do not have them, let us know and you can borrow ours.

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

 
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LEVEL 3: MOUNTAIN SAFETY
& AVALANCHE AWARENESS 

COURSE CONTENT: A follow-on to those who have taken our level 1 & 2 classes. A guided off-piste skiing & snowboarding session with further training in preparation, avalanche awareness, terrain analysis, snowpack testing, transceiver training & group management. 

DURATION: 4hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Skis or snowboard, warm clothing, backpack, snack & drink. If you have your own, we recommend bringing your transceiver, shovel and probe. If you do not have them, let us know and you can borrow ours.

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

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OFF PISTE SKIING TECHNIQUE

COURSE CONTENT: For those wishing to improve their ski technique for off-piste and steeper terrain. PRE-REQUISITE ABILITY: competence skiing black terrain

DURATION: 2.5hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Ski gear & backpack. If you have your own, we recommend bringing your transceiver, shovel and probe. If you do not have them, let us know and you can borrow ours.

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

 

INTRODUCTION TO SKI TOURING
& SPLIT BOARDING

COURSE CONTENT: For those new to touring, a gentle introductory tour explaining equipment, skinning techniques off piste safety.

DURATION: 4hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Ski touring or split boarding equipment. Backpack, snack, water, warm clothing. Transceiver/shovel/probe (bring your own or borrow ours)

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY TRIP
WITH SAFETY INFO

COURSE CONTENT: For skiers & snowboarders, and off piste session followed by a guided trip down the Vallée de la Manche with a focus on avalanche awareness, terrain analysis and group management along the way.

DURATION: 4hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Ski or snowboard gear. Backpack, snack, water, warm clothing. Transceiver/shovel/probe (bring your own or borrow ours)

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

 

 1 DAY GUIDED TOURING

COURSE CONTENT: For ski tourers & split boarders, join our guided tours to meet new people, learn local knowledge and improve your backcountry skillset.

DURATION: 6hrs

MEETING POINT: Avoriaz Alpine Ski School Hut beside Folie Douce

WHAT TO BRING: Ski touring or split boarding equipment. Backpack, packed lunch, water, warm clothing. Transceiver/shovel/probe (bring your own or borrow ours)

GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 6

Book via info@avoriazalpineskischool.com or 
+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91

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