Safety Avalanche Awareness Session in Tignes
Safety Avalanche Awareness Session in Tignes

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    from Intermediate to Advanced
  • Spoken languages
    British English, French, German, Middle Dutch
  • Duration
    3 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Dangers are ever present when out backcountry skiing. Develop your ability to read the signs and implement the information when making decisions during a safety avalanche awareness session in Tignes (Espace Killy).

When snow falls in the mountains there is always a risk of avalanche. This risk is limited on shallow slopes but increases with the steepness of the pitch. There is a 'danger' range of slope angles within which you see the highest number of avalanches, and where most off-piste skiing is practiced.

Safety in avalanche terrain is relative; depending on a host of interlinked factors, the stability of the snowpack can be affected in a short period of time, to the point where a stable slope at 10 am is no longer viable at 2 pm.

Understanding the effects and potential outcomes of your interaction with the winter mountain environment is the initial step in reducing the risks involved.
With Kev Herbert - instructor at Tignes Off-Piste - you can either do a 3-hour on-snow introduction to mountain safety session (SafetyBasics) or a 3-hour detailed on-snow safety session for the more experienced off-piste skiers (SafetyPractice).

Cancellation policy: 
super strict
1) Cancellation at least 90 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 90 and 60 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to be reimbursed a total of 75% of your total booking value

3) Cancellation between 60 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to be reimbursed a total of 50% of your total booking value

4) Cancellation after 30 days prior to the agreed activity starting date → No reimbursements will be effected

Offers

1SafetyBasics
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2SafetyPractice
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Meeting point
Location Ski Tignes - Mountain Story Skiset, Immeuble Le Palafour, Tignes-le-Lac, 73321 Tignes Get directions
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