EAS Avalanche Course
The objective of the course is to give the participant an in depth knowledge of snow structure, the process of change within it and, through field experience, develop recognition of snow pack stability and therefore confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche risk.
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EAS Avalanche Course
The objective of the course is to give the participant an in depth knowledge of snow structure, the process of change within it and, through field experience, develop recognition of snow pack stability and therefore confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche risk.
Read more
EAS Avalanche Course
The objective of the course is to give the participant an in depth knowledge of snow structure, the process of change within it and, through field experience, develop recognition of snow pack stability and therefore confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche risk.
Read more
EAS Avalanche Course
The objective of the course is to give the participant an in depth knowledge of snow structure, the process of change within it and, through field experience, develop recognition of snow pack stability and therefore confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche risk.
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EAS Avalanche Course La Grave – France 

The European Avalanche School two main objectives are: “To provide courses that give participants an in-depth knowledge of snow structure, the processes of change within it, and through field experience, develop recognition of snowpack stability and confidence in ascertaining potential avalanche risk.” “To encourage a greater understanding of hazardous avalanche terrain and safer travel in mountain environments.”

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.
www.euro-avalanche.com

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.

Facts EAS Avalanche Course

Organiser: European Avalanche School and Skier Lodge La Grave.
Bookings: Pelle Lang, Course Administrator, Tel: +33 (0)4 76 11 03 18.
Date: Monday 6th – Friday 10th January 2020 (5 days) (Professional Course)

Courses convenors: The course will be run by, Steve Jones, Per Ås SBO and Mark Diggins.

For further information

Mark Diggins
Tel: +44 1479 811539
Email: mark-diggins@euro-avalanche.com

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

Per Ås
Tel +33 476 799997
Email: peras@peras.se

Skiers Lodge
Tel +33 476 110318

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Skier’s Lodge/Hotel des Alpes half board
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.

 

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.

Transport

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.

Booking terms and payment

Payment:
Payment of the deposit of 150€  per person or the full payment for your course/ski vacation per person or group by bank transfer to our bank account. Please fill in your name and the name of the group and date. The balance of the package price is due for payment 6 weeks before the start date of your holiday. Reserving your place confirms you have read and understood the terms and conditions!

Banque Populaire des Alpes.
Novesparc
445 Rue Lavoisier
38330 Montbonnot Saint Martin
BANK: Banque Populaire des Alpes.
BIC/Swift: CCBPFRPPGRE
Sort Code: Code banque 16807
Code guichet: 00165
Account Number: 31293949213
Cle rib: 25
IBAN: FR7616807001653129394921325

Beneficiar Name: Skiers Lodge Guide Service Ltd
(Please note that the above-mentioned bank account is only for EUR payments). Please do not forget to use the IBAN number (!)
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Please fill in the booking request form the number of participants, couples or friends sharing accommodation, arrival and departure date and time,

A deposit of EUR 300 per person is payable to confirm your reservation at the time of the booking
A local tax (taxe de séjour) of €0,50 per day and per person will be charged as a supplement (arrêté municipal 06/89)
The balance of the package price is due for payment 6 weeks before the start date of your holiday
Late bookings: if you are booking less than 6 weeks before you attend to come, we will do our best to fit you in. Full payment is then due on booking
Any cancellation must be made in writing and is subject to the following penalties:
6 – 10 weeks before holiday commences: loss of deposit
4 – 6 weeks before holiday commences: 50% of quoted booking price
2 – 4 weeks before holiday commences: 75% of quoted booking price
0 – 2 weeks before holiday commences: 100% of quoted booking price

If you wish to book via UK and pay in GB currency fill out the form below which will be emailed to us, or print this page and fill in the details, returning it with payment (make contact for GBP price) to the European Avalanche School address below.

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

Experience & equipment required

  • Good skiing/boarding ability with a number of years of freeriding and/or touring experience.
  • Avalanche transceiver (can be hired)
  • Personal ski touring equipment or backcountry equipment.
  • Writing materials.
  • Ski Helmet recommended
  • Magnifying glass* (possible to purchase during course)
  • Clinometer (optional)*
  • Crystal screen*(possible to purchase during course)
  • Snow saw (optional)
  • Log book (provided)
  • Snow weighing apparatus (optional)
  • Thermometer*(possible to purchase during course)
  • 2 metre rule (possible to purchase during course)
  • Shovel (smooth bladed) in local store
  • 3 metre probe in local store

Recommended reference books

​“Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers” Daffern

“The Avalanche Handbook”. David McClung, Peter Schaerer (available as a kindle download>

“Snow” Robert Bolognesi

“Avalanche” Robert Bolognesi

“Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain” Bruce Tremper

“Lawinenkunde’ Stefan Harvey, Hansueli Rhyner, Jurg Schwiezer (German and French versions)

Cost & Opitions

Option 1. Bed&Breakfast

Special Skiers lodge price
Course fee: 710€ per person
B&B accommodation: 125€, 5 nights (sun to thur night)
Total price: 835€

Full payment required one month before course start.

PRICE INCLUDES:
B&B, sharing accommodation.
Standard Room in (double) (twin) (triple) rooms – (If single occupancy prefered, an additional 20 euros charged per night). Breakfast. Professional Guides fees, course folder, reference manual, avalanche field book and lectures.

NOT INCLUDED:
Lift passes. Valid travel insurance. Off-Piste Insurance. Transfers from/to Grenoble, Lyon and Geneve. Single occupancy (addition 20 euros per night)

Option 2. Half Board

Special Skiers lodge price 
Course fee:  710€ per person
Half board accommodation: 250€ for 5 nights (sun to thur night).
Total price: 960€

Full payment required one month before course start.

PRICE INCLUDES:
Half board, sharing accommodation. Standard Room in (double) (twin) (triple) rooms – (If single occupancy prefered, an additional 20 euros charged per night). – Breakfast, 4 Course Evening Meal. Professional Guides fees, course folder, reference manual, avalanche field book and lectures.

NOT INCLUDED:
Lift passes. Valid travel insurance. Off-Piste Insurance. Transfers from/to Grenoble, Lyon and Geneve.

Option 3. Non – Residential price.

Course fee 710€ per person

PRICE INCLUDES:
Professional Guides fees, course folder, reference manual, avalanche field book and lectures.

NOT INCLUDED:
Skiers Lodge accommodation or food. Lift passes. Valid travel insurance. Off-Piste Insurance. Transfers from/to Grenoble, Lyon and Geneve.

All courses run at a ratio of 1 Guide to 4 (5 max) participants.

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