Date(s) - 18 Dec - 19 Dec
6:30 am - 4:00 pm



Do you like to get off the beaten path and ski/snowboard/snowshoe away from the crowds? Are you interested in learning more about the complexities of snow and how they contribute to avalanche risk?

Course Aim:
To learn the basics of avalanche safety, how to make easier decisions for your own safety based on basic knowledge and to develop an understanding of the relationships that affect more complex situations. The course will be run by local mountain guides.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who likes to participate in winter sports outside of the marked and prepared runs in a ski resort. This includes those who plan on doing itinerary routes, marked freeride runs or skiing between marked runs in ski resorts.

Level 2: Introduction to Tour Planning
You are already somewhat familiar with the equipment and what risks avalanches present. In this course, you will learn more about snow profile build-up, how to recognise and avoid risks and how to plan a simple tour yourself.
Max Participants: 8

Course Location:

Course Content:
• Snow accumulation (Layers)
• Tour planning
• Reduction method (risk reduction method)
• Understanding the avalanche bulletin (Regional and National)
• Awareness of danger signs
• Learn to recognise topographic features
• Learn to estimate slope steepness.
• Correct use of Transceiver, shovel and probe.
• Staged Incident

Day 1:
Meet, drop our bags and get ready before going outside to learn the correct use of our transceiver, shovel and probe and learn about how the local topography can affect the avalanche risk.

Day 2:
On a short training tour, the theory will be put into practice. The versatile area with several hollows, ridges, slope exposures and steepness’s will provide a perfect opportunity to learn how to assess snow conditions and learn the optimal route choice.

Course Cost: 425CHF

Payment is due at the time of registration. You will receive an email with payment details shortly after registering for this event. 

Refund Policy:
As we have taken a firm booking on the number of attendees the course fee is non-refundable. However, your place on the course is interchangeable. If for some reason you can’t attend the course we will offer your place to the next person on the waiting list. Once this person has confirmed their place and paid their deposit we will return your fee. we can only return the fee if your place on the course is filled by another participant. 

What is included: 

  • Mountain Guides
  • Accommodation
  • Evening Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Course Theory Information

What is not included:

  • Transport to and from Oberalppass
  • Equipment

NB: In the event of the weather or avalanche risk being too bad in the planned course area the course may be moved to a different resort. If this happens we may have to stay in a hotel rather than the SAC Hut. This will result in a small increased cost for the difference between the overnight in the hut and the overnight in a hotel. This is a worst-case scenario event, but if it happens this can not be avoided.

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant, by RSVPing “yes” you agree to act responsibly at all times on this event and to not hold Swiss Alpine Adventure or any person involved responsible for any injury or loss which may occur in relation to the event.

All participants take part in events or activities facilitated by Swiss Alpine Adventure entirely at their own risk. Swiss Alpine Adventure does not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by Swiss Alpine Adventure. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is maintained and in safe working order. We reserve the right to stop you from participating with us if your equipment is badly maintained or not in safe working order. Whilst we endeavour to make sure that the information on this website pertaining to routes and trails is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.


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Level 2
Tickets for our Level 2 Avalanche Safety Course (Tour Planning) (8 Places)

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Fred · 13 September 2021 at 2:47 pm

What level of skier do you have to be to attend this event?

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    Swiss Alpine Adventure · 15 September 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Fred,
    You should be either a comfortable skier on red pistes and have tried to do some off-piste before or you could also do the event on snow shoes.


Nicole · 14 November 2021 at 12:54 pm

Hi, its listed that accomodation is included but then has “overnight” listed also in the ‘Not Included’ section. So its a bit confusing, is the overnight accomodation included in the price or not?

    Swiss Alpine Adventure

    Swiss Alpine Adventure · 14 November 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Nicole,
    Sorry about the confusion. The overnight is included, having it in as not included is a mistake on our part. I have amended the description to make it clearer.

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