Safety Training

We run workshops designed to introduce (and refresh) the essential skills that any off-piste skier or snowboarder need to survive in the mountains. The aim of the workshops is to help you become safer and more independent.

These workshops cover a huge amount of information and are physically and mentally demanding.


For winter 2011 we are happy to be working with Jeff Banks to offer Level 1 and Level 2 AIARE courses. AIARE is the American Institute for Avalanche research & Education.

The standardized AIARE curriculum is the gold standard in avalanche courses. Developed by IFMGA guides from the USA, Canada, & Switzerland over 15 years, the program integrates the latest research with time on snow making leadership decisions.

Jeff Banks is a qualified AIARE Instructor with many years experience in the backcountry.

Avalanche Resourses

Useful educational resourses from the AIARE website.

Glossery of Snow and Avalanche terms.

Online Tutorial

Recommended Reading Material

Free Skiing - How to adapt to the mountain by Jimmy Oden. Published by Choucas

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper. Published by The Mountaineers Books


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