EAS Avalanche Course

EAS Avalanche Course France – La Grave

European Avalanche School: Aims. The main objective of this course is to give the participant an in depth knowledge of snow structure, the processes of change within it, and through field experience, develop recognition of snow-pack stability and confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche risk.

The course is formatted to an internationally recognized standard to the European alpine environment. The course will be run by, Steve Jones BMG, Per Ås, SBO and Mark Diggins BMG.


The course will be held in La Grave, a name recognised as being one of the premier off piste skiing areas in Europe. The skiing area is uniquely devoted to off piste skiing. La Grave provides us with a variety of accessible areas that will not have been groomed or skied, so offering good locations for study. The lift company are very helpful and give us invaluable support.


Accommodation is available at the Skier’s Lodge/Hotel des Alpes half board www.skierslodge.com/ E-mail: info@skierslodge.com Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 03 18 Please book and pay for your accommodation directly with the Skiers Lodge Hotel, stating that you are attending the EAS Avalanche Course at the time of your booking. The price is 70 euro per person, per night for half board, sharing accommodation, breakfast, 4 course dinner. There is a extra charge for single room of 20euro per night.


Transfer from Grenoble is available on a limited basis at a specific time. Please enquire at the Skiers Lodge for prices and details. A bus service also runs from Grenoble train station to La Grave. Trains from Geneva to Grenoble are regular and take approximately 2 hours.

Arrival & departure times

Arrive by 19:00 hrs on the Sunday at the Hotel Des Alpes. Depart Saturday morning or Friday evening. An informal meeting for participants will take place on the Sunday evening at 19:30. The course will start properly on Monday morning and end Friday evening.


Catriona Reid, Course Administrator, tel: +44 1479 841828
Email: bookings@euro-avalanche.com

For further info
Mark Diggins
Tel: +44 1479 811539
Mobile: +44 7785 736577
Fax: +44 870 0557664
Email: mark-diggins@euro-avalanche.com

Steve Jones
Tel: +41 2449 42777
Email: steve-jones@euro-avalanche.com

Bob Barton
Tel: +44 1479 831538
Email: bob-barton@euro-avalanche.com

Per Ås
Tel +33 476 799997

Skiers Lodge
Tel +33 476 110318

Price includes

Experience & equipment required

Pray for snow
S.A.R.L Skiers Lodge
La Grave 05320 - R.N.91
Hautes Alpes, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 11 03 18
Fax: (1800) 765-4321