Developed by the Freeride Skier Dominique Perret. The ISTA program was entirely developed Switzerland by 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.
One day Ista Discovery courses
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.
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5 Day off-Piste Camp with Ista Discovery
Our powder and off-piste big mountain camps provide the perfect opportunity to make a dramatic change to your skiing, and to meet a great new crowd of people.Group sizes are limited to 6 people of similar ability to ensure maximum personal attention and progress (minimum of 4 people). Included in the 5 days is an optional ISTA Discovery day. For more information click here.