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Introduction to snow safety

The professional mountain guides of the Méribel Mountain Guide Office offer you two new and original activities to improve your knowledge of the snow-covered coat, to get to know the mechanisms of avalanche triggering and to practice the rescue techniques.

If you enjoy off-piste skiing (and/or ski touring) and the mountains in winter conditions, these trainings are made for you.

You can chose between:

  • A condensed training where we introduce you to the necessary safety gear related to off-piste skiing and ski touring. We also deal with sending the alert, as well as an avalanche-search procedure with the individual safety pack (transceiver-shovel-probe).
  •  A whole day in the Méribel resort, to help you improve your rescue skills and ski in a safer manner when you’re freeriding on your own. Management of group in off-piste skiing, sending the alarm, avalanche case scenario and practice, analysing the the snow-covered coat, triggering mechanisms… an intense and meaningful day !

Our packages

Introduction to snow safety (2 hours)

A condensed training where we introduce you to the necessary safety gear related to off-piste skiing and ski touring. We also deal with sending the alert, as well as an avalanche-search procedure with the individual safety pack (transceiver-shovel-probe).

The main goals of this course:

Your professional mountain guide will introduce you to the appropriate behavior in case of an avalanche: presentation of the safety pack (transceiver-shovel-probe), what to do, when to do it, and how to do it.

A short scenario and research practice will help you learn to deal with this situation and use the gear you should always have when you go off piste.

General information:
Booking is mandatory, every Tuesday of 26/12 to 17/04.

Session from 5 pm till 7 pm.
Supplied gear (beacon-shovel-probe)
Plan warm shoes and warm clothes
Meeting point: Meribel mountain guide’s office  (“Parc Olympique” of “La Chaudanne”)
Public: children starting 13 years old and adults
Price: 40 € per person
Min / maxi of participants: 3/8.
Day : every Tuesday

Contact:

(3pm to 7 pm from sunday to friday)

+33 6 43 89 72 91

Snow safety course (1 day)

The professional mountain guides of the Méribel Mountain Guide Office offer you an original day to get to understand the snow-covered coat, the avalanche mechanism and the related rescue techniques.

If you like mountains in the winter in general and freeriding in particular, this offer is made for you !

This training day with one of our mountain guides will help you ski more safely when you’re out there on your own.

The program:

We will ski together in the Meribel valley, and explain how to ski safely in a group while going off piste. You will be introduced to the safety pack (beacon-shovel-probe), its use, but also to the structure of the snow coat through a snow profile analysis.

This activity takes place every wednesday from 27/12 to 18/04; Booking necessary

General information :

Session from 9am to 4 pm.

Meeting at 9amin front of the “Saulire Express” lift at Meribel Chaudanne.

Gear: bring your ski gear, your security pack if you have one, a 30L backpack. Lunch will be either picnic or restaurant, to be determined with your guide.

Supplied gear: beacon-shovel-probe

Age: from 13 years old

Price: 105€/pers from 4 people on, or 120€/pers if 3 people.

Mini/max people: 4/8

Day : every Wednesday

Ski level required : red/black slope.

Contact:

(3pm to 7pm from sunday to friday)

+33 6 43 89 72 91