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MOUNTAIN SAFETY COURSES

ISTA EDUCATION

Developed by the Freeride Skier Dominique Perret, the ISTA program was entirely developed in Switzerland, with over 40 experts spanning 9 countries and 3 continents in the areas of Education, Sport Psychology, Pedagogy, Knowledge Transmission, Nutrition, Meteorology, Snow Science, Risk Management, Research Methods, as well as Snow Professionals and Mountain Guides, all of whom share a common passion for the mountains.

ISTA wishes to increase freedom, pleasure and safety for snow sports amateurs, especially in the case of off-piste outings, by focusing on the knowledge and prevention of avalanche risks.

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ISTA DISCOVERY 1-DAY COURSE

The DISCOVERY course is a one-day initiation to the ISTA program. You will learn about the ISTA philosophy and discover basic backcountry risk prevention. You will also be introduced to the scope of skills required to stay safe in the mountains.

To learn more about  the ISTA Discovery course, click here to visit their website. 

Saturday, December 11 2021
Thursday, December 16 2021
Saturday, January 15 2022
Thursday, January 20 2022
Saturday, January 22 2022

Level Requirements

Min Level 2 on our Ski Level Checker

No prior avalanche training required

What's Included

Full Day with a qualified off-piste coach

ISTA Discovery Qualification

Where and When

Mountain Air Sports Shop

Full Day Courses are 08:45 - 16:30

Not Included

Lift pass and other transportation

Avalanche equipment rental

Language

All courses are held in English, but we can also run courses in French

What to Bring

Off-piste or all mountain skis/snowboard

Avalanche equipment (transceiver, shovel probe), 4 Valleys Lift Pass,  

5 DAY MOUNTAIN SAFETY CAMP WITH ISTA DISCOVERY

This year, we are teaming up with ISTA Education to bring you a 5 day course dedicated to making everyone safer on the mountain. 

On our Mountain Safety Camp, you will focus on not just off-piste skiing, but also what to do before, during and after an avalanche. Of course, there will be plenty of great runs to ski as well. 

Included is 5 full days of off-piste coaching, plus you will receive the ISTA Discovery qualification upon completion of the week. 

January, 24 - 28 2022
990 CHF