MOUNTAIN SAFETY COURSES
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.
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.
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
Lift pass and other transportation
Avalanche equipment rental
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.