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When winter comes around the bend, it is always advisable to check one’s knowledge and review basic safety rules. As snow falls and off-piste lines start looking so inviting come and meet us at La Chamoniarde. We offer advice and training courses to ski help you safely outside marked ski runs. Our training courses were designed to suit all skiers’ types: off-piste, ski touring or glacier skiing from beginners to experts.

Teen courses

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TEEN COURSES

We offer free training courses for young public aged 13 to 17. The course aims at training the youngest of us on all the basic skills they need to be well-prepared and enjoy their favourite winter activity safely. 


The course focuses on teaching how to evaluate conditions in order to decide to go and fulfil a desire for the “pow” or stay within the marked ski runs. 


In french only

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Parental authorisation

Adult courses

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SAFETY « OFF-PISTE SKIING »

Price: 45€/person +lift ticket

In french only


Level 1

 - Collecting information
 - Equipment
 - Terrain reading
 - Group managing
 - Single victim search, probing, clearing.

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Level 2

 - Quick review of basic skills

 - Musti-victim search ( mastering single victim search required)

 - Avalanche simulation; victim search simulation.

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Level 3 (New for winter 2017)

 - Quick review of Level 2 course

 - Complex situation searching 

 - Structured group probing

 - Timed victim clearing ( 1,5 m under snow)

 - First Aid gestures (clearing of airways on a dummy)

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SAFETY “GLACIER SKIING”

Price: 45€/person + lift ticket

In french only

Level 1

– Glacier progressing safety techniques in winter
– Rope handling
– Glacier/snow ancors

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Level 2

– Glacier progressing safety techniques in winter
– Basic rescue techniques adapted to glacier off-piste skiing

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« SKI TOURING » SAFETY COURSE

Price: 45 € per person + lift ticket

In french only

 - Collecting information

 - Terrain reading

 - Group managing

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DVA Days

AVALANCHE SEARCH DAYS

These free workshops were created to introduce people to avalanche victim searching and to allow experienced winter sports adepts to improve their searching skills and knowledge.


Basic searching skills are taught by one of our expert mountain guides. Workshop exercises include: using a beacon, probing and shovelling.


Workshops available every Sunday, starting in January and going until.


Each session lasts 50 minutes


Schedule: 10:00; 11:00; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00;


Prerequisites: bring an avalanche beacon (DVA), a probe and a shovel.


January: practice at the DVA Park in La Flégère.

February /March: Grands Montets DVA Park


No registration required. Meet us directly on site. 


La Chamoniarde works jointly with Compagnie du Mont Blanc and access to beacon search practice parks around the valley is free.

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