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Avalanche Academy is dedicated to making you safer when off-piste and in the back-country

The adventure of the off-piste is what we all dream of but avalanche is our worst nightmare. If you intend to venture away from the controlled pistes and into the mountain arena you owe to it yourself to be trained first. Avalanche Academy now offer safety training in Chamonix, with private courses also available in Verbier, Morzine, Saint Gervais, the Grand Massif, Courmayeur, La Thuile and other venues on request.

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Avalanche Foundation
12 December 2015: 89.00

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Why book your avalanche training with us?

why us
  1. We are the first and only dedicated Avalanche Training School in Chamonix.
  2. Our “on snow” training theory is focussed on teaching you what you need to know most.
  3. We will provide you with all the safety equipment you need, at no extra cost. All of our transceivers are the newest technology, and our kit has been selected because it is the best on the market.
  4. ALL of our courses run. If you book - your course will not be cancelled due to lack of numbers.
  5. All of our Guides are hand-picked for their knowledge, teaching abilities, and inter-personal skills. If one of our small team isn't available we won't run a course with a Guide we don't know.
  6. Our avalanche safety courses are the most popular in the European Alps - we train over 250 people every winter.
  7. There are no hidden costs. We do not charge a booking fee, credit card fee, or for use of our safety equipment. The price you see is the price you pay.

Avalanche Academy News

Arc'teryx Avalanche Awareness Lectures 2015-2016

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Avalanche Academy will again be delivering the Arc'teryx Avalanche Awareness lectures in Chamonix this winter. The lectures are FREE, and aim to teach people the main causes of avalanches, how to avoid being caught, and what to do if you are.

Lectures will be held in the Jekyll and Hyde bar in Chamonix, on Monday evenings from 18:30 to 19:30. All lectures will be delivered by IFMGA Mountain Guides living full-time in the Chamonix Valley.

Dates: 14 Dec 15, 21 Dec 15, 4 Jan 16, 11 Jan 16, 18 Jan 16.

Please note that spaces are limited, so you must reserve your places in advance here: http://tinyurl.com/pzhybxy

We look forward to meeting you and to sharing our knowledge with you.

Avalanche Statistics by Pistehors - Oct 2015

This article has been produced by Pistehors.com. Please take the time to read it, and digest the information provided. Once you've finished, ask yourself if you're being as safe as you could when you're off-piste:

Why are the Alps so deadly this season ?

Why are the Alps so deadly this season ?

It's early February, and yet Europe has already exceeded it's average number of avalanche deaths for the season. The norm is around 50 people killed each winter, but that figure was passed last week - a week that saw more than 10 dead in Switzerland alone.<...


The Shishapangma Avalanche - what can be learned ?

Autumn is almost half way through, and this is not normally a time of year that most people think about avalanches. However, there have in fact been numerous fatal accidents recently so I thought I would have a look at a few of them, and see if there was an...