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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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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.

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Free Avalanche Awareness Lectures in Chamonix

Once again, we will be offering our popular Avalanche Awareness Lectures in Chamonix this winter season (2016-2017) - and even better, they're going to be free again! Arc'teryx will again be supporting the lectures. The lectures aim to teach people the main causes of avalanches, how to avoid being caught, and what to do if you are.

The venue for this season's lectures will be the Bighorn Bar and Bistro in Chamonix Sud. All lectures will be delivered by IFMGA Mountain Guides living full-time in the Chamonix Valley.

Lectures run from 18:00 to 19:00 on the following dates:

Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, Tuesday 13 Dec 2016, Monday 2 Jan 2017, Monday 9 Jan 2017, Monday 16 Jan 2017

Please note that spaces are limited, so you must reserve your places in advance here: http://tiny.cc/xg3dgy

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

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 caugh...


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.<...