What better way to understand the dangers than by trying to locate avalanche victims. Prevention and simulated excercises are key to making skiers and snowboarders fully aware of the risks of going off piste.
On Leysin’s ski fields at Mayen, there’s a fun and interactive park where you can train in the search for avalanche victims. Transmitters are used to indicate buried victims.
By using a probe and an A.R.V.A or D.V.A device, participants need to show team skills, to act quickly and efficiently in order to find the transmitter as soon as possible. Time is of the essence if a victim is to survive.
The training centre underlines the dangers of avalanches and going off piste to both skiers and snowboarders. For novices, an induction course with a guide puts them in the shoes of a rescue expert helping them to learn the fundamentals of rescue, while freeriders learn how to become more effective during a search.
Bureau des Guides Ecole suisse d'alpinisme Alpes vaudoises
- Chemin du Château 17
- 1860 Aigle - CH
- Tel : +41 (0)24 496 38 00
From Dec 21, 2021 To Apr 19, 2022
High mountain guide
- CHF 390.-
- CHF 650.-
Mountain guide and ski instructor
- Half day
- CHF 290.-
- CHF 490.-
Depending on weather and snow conditions