DVA Park


Avalanche Search Practice

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Five avalanche search practice areas, supervised and maintained by La Chamoniarde are accessible and open to the public in the CHAMONIX valley.


Fast and efficient victim search requires a lot of practice, to palliate stress caused by an emergency situation. Practice is then made possible thanks to the 5 DVA parks located in the valley ski areas.

Access to these areas is free and open to everyone (mountain sport enthusiasts and professionals).

WARNING : it is essential to practice shovelling and clearing of the victim too! 

In winter La Chamoniarde organizes off-piste skiing safety courses for adults and young skiers. Avalanche searching practice, coached by mountain guides are also available.

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Avalanche search parks in the Chamonix valley

La Flégère

Site: at Flégère mid-station , below the piste “Les Libellules”

Les Grands Montets

Site: At Lognan mid-station, down and right from the Marmottons chairlift.

Le Tour

Site: at Col des Posettes , near the Plan des Reines ski lift.

Le Bois du Bouchet

Site: At the start of the PMR walking trail. Depending on snow cover down in the valley.

Les Houches

Site: At the top of the Mélèze chairlift, near the snowpark

Avalanche rescue level 1


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