About the course
This weekend course will teach the basics in a friendly informal manner. It will cover planning your tour, understanding avalanche bulletins, weather forecasts, understanding terrain, especially terrain traps and basic rescue techniques.
The course will focus heavily on what is called “the human factor” and “self reflection” both these area are turning out to be vital in avoiding being caught in an avalanche.
The course runs from Friday evening to Sunday. Both Saturday and Sunday will be spent out on tour in real terrain. The main focus is on gaining knowledge and learning therefore the tours are not technical or demanding and will suit all abilities of ski competence.
We keep our groups small with the focus on good communication and learning environment.
- Basic understanding of Avalanches.
- Decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain.
- Give instruction and exercises that are practical and useful in group travel within avalanche terrain.
Combine it with other courses
This course can be combined with ski-touring and winter skills to make a package.
Accommodation is available on our farm from 250 NOK per person per night. Find it out more here.
Flights, train and getting there
Contact us if you need help planning your trip. We are happy to pick you up at the bus / train station. The train goes straight from the Airport to our place. Check out train times at www.nsb.no you will want to go from Oslo Lufthavn to Gol.
If you need to rent equipment, that is no problem, just let us known in advance. You will receive a list of required items upon booking.
No previous avalanche skills necessary. Must be able to travel on skis or snowshoes.
We use first evening inside with theory, the rest of the course is practical instruction outside, traveling in avalanche terrain.
Upon registration we will send you a complete equipment list. There should not be any surprises on the equipment list. We will be using standard ski touring equipment and we have a good amount of rental gear available.
3600,- NOK pr person
Minimum 4 participants
Included in Price:
– all guide/instructor fees and expenses.
– all instructional material and location rental.
Not Included in Price:
– personal ski/avalanche rescue equipment and clothing.
– transportation to/from course location.
– travel insurance