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Ortovox Safety Academy

Get the knowledge !

Ski mountaineering or freeriding requires a specific set of skills. The conditions of the terrain and of the snowpack can change from one day to the other, and a safe place can become a deadly trap in a matter of hours, and the statistics are showing that a proper training is increasing the chances of survival.

Together with our partner Ortovox, we're proposing different levels of training for off-piste skiing and touring. On top of learning how to avoid hazards, you will become more knowledgeable and efficient if an accident happens. You will learn how to use your safety kit, how to organize a rescue operation and how to provide first help.

...and we'll keep in mind that a good day out skiing always starts with a good planning !

Trip Essentials

From December to March
All levels

Training Basic

Duration : 1 day

Content :
General knowledge aboiut snow and avalanches
Basic planning 
The avalanche forecast
What to do in case of an avalanche?
Knowing you gear
Beeper search, simple situations

Tour & Training Basic

Ski touring or freeride

Duration : 2 days

Planning for a ski touring outing
Weather sites, apps, communities : how to fetch informations ?
Maps and orientation
Knowing the avalanche mechanism
Beeper search
Organising a rescue

Tour & Training Advanced

Duration : 3 days

Planning for a group
3X3 method
Maps and orientation 
Snow & avalanche knowledge
Finding the good and safe snow
Group dynamics
Decision making
Organizing a complex rescue


Included :
-Guiding & teaching for the duration of the course
-Rescue gear and teaching material from Ortovox

Not Included :
-your personal insurances

Training Basic (1 day)
Tour Training Basic & Advanced (2 days)
Tour training Advanced (3 days)

When & Where ?

TRAINING BASIC ski touring, 09/12/2023, Orelle/Val-Thorens, France
TRAINING BASIC ski touring, 17/12/2023, Val Cenis, France
TRAINING BASIC freeride, 17/12/2023, Val Cenis, France
TRAINING BASIC ski touring, 13/01/2024, Saint François Longchamp, France

TOUR & TRAINING BASIC ski touring, 19-20/01/2024, Val Cenis, France
TOUR & TRAINING ADVANCED ski touring, 19-21/01/2024, Val Cenis, France

TRAINING BASIC ski touring, 17/02/2024, Val Cenis, France
TRAINING BASIC freeride, 17/02/2024, Val Cenis, France

Informations & Bookings