ISTA Discovery - Package Hotel Marmotte

Off-piste pleasure without fail!

Book now your avalanche basic course incl. overnightstay in the cosy 3* Hotel Marmotte.


Included services Hotel Marmotte:
1 overnight stay in a double room*
rich breakfast buffet
Shuttle service at arrival and departure
free wi-fi
free use of the spa
(dogs stay for free)

*Reservation of a single room possible!. Add the additional option "single room Hotel Marmotte" after the normal booking process.


Included services of the ISTA Discovery avalanche course:
avalanche rescue set (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
ISTA Discovery course documents
ISTA Discovery badge
229 ISTA points which can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners.


Conditions of participation:
The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.



The ISTA (International Snow Training Academy) DISCOVERY is a one-day introduction to the ISTA program and ISTA philosophy. The aim of this course is that you discover about risk prevention outside the marked slopes and become more aware of the complexity of avalanches. At the end of the course you will be able to follow the entire risk assessment process with the help of your ISTA handbook and conduct yourself properly in an emergency.

The course takes place directly in the practice area, i.e. on the snow and is divided into both theoretical and practical parts. The highly informative day ends with the practical implementation of what has been learned. Evaluating the avalanche risk, your behavior in an emergency and a brief introduction to the avalanche search.

Starting time: 08.30 am



The cozy, traditional "Marmotte" is a hotel in typical Valais chalet-style in a quite location in the centre of Saas-Fee.

The spa area includes a sauna and a steam bath. All the rooms have cable-TV, desk and hair drier. The à-la-carte restaurant Essstube serves classic Swiss dishes from Tuesday to Sunday. Most of the used ingredients derive from local suppliers and organic cultivation. Relax at the fireplace in the bar of the hotel.

The Hotel Marmotte offers a free luggage transport from and to the car park at your arrival and departure. In plus, you have the possibility to use a ski depot at the cable-car station for free.

You wil receive the guest card of Saas-Fee which includes the following advantages:
From June to October - free use of the public transports and cable-ways in Saas Valley (except Metro Alpine)
From October to April - free use of the public transports
Reduction on a lot of free-time activities


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