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Do you enjoy mountains, powder and skiing?

Do you want more freedom, pleasure and safety?

Do you care for yourself and for your friends?

 

If you have ever wanted to know how you can recognize the risks on deep snow runs and ski touring and how you should react in critical situations, then the ISTA courses are just the right thing for you. Here you have the possibility to strengthen your knowledge and skills, minimizing the risks but getting the most enjoyment out of your skiing or snowboarding.

ISTA Discovery

Off-piste pleasure without fail - 1 day freeride safety course Do you enjoy mountains, powder and skiing? Do you want more freedom, pleasure and safety? Do you care for yourself and for your friends? If you have ever wanted to know how you can recognize the risks on deep snow runs and ski touring and how you should react in critical situations, then the ISTA DISCOVERY avalanche training is the right course for you. Here you have the possibility to strengthen your knowledge and skills, minimizing the risks but getting the most enjoyment out of your skiing or snowboarding.   When Monday and Thursday Duration 1 day Price CHF 350 per person * *The ISTA DISCOVERY course is taught by ISTA-certified mountain guide or winter sports instructor. The price includes the rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness), course documents and 229 ISTA points that can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners. Ski or snowboard equipment and ski pass are not included.   Upgrade option 1: Freeride day Book an ISTA DISCOVERY course you pay only CHF 160 for the Freeride Day instead of CHF 185 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)! Upgrade option 2: Backcountry Experience Extend your ISTA DISCOVERY course with the 2 days of the Backcountry Experience Package for CHF 355 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)! Upgrade option 3: Gorge Alpine Book an ISTA DISCOVERY course and add the the winter via ferrata Gorge Alpine for only CHF 70 instead of CHF 85 (equipment and taxi transport included)! 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.

ISTA ST1

Deepen your knowledge of avalanche awareness  Get the basic skills and knowledge of avalanche awareness and risk management during 2 days. You learn how to deal with the necessary equipment to save someone and how you should behave in an emergency. The course takes place directly on the snow, so you have the best chance to deepen your knowledge.   When Sunday-Monday and Wednesday-Thursday Duration 2 days Price CHF 770 per person* *The ISTA ST1 course is taught by ISTA-certified mountain guide. The price includes climbing harness, the avalanche rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe), course documents and 499 ISTA points that can be redeemed at selected ISTA partners. Ski or snowboard equipment and ski pass are not included.    Upgrade Option 1: Freeride Day  Book an ISTA ST1 course and pay only CHF 160 for the Freeride Day instead of CHF 185 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)!    Upgrade option 2: Backcountry Experience Extend your ISTA ST1 course with the 2 days of the Backcountry Experience Package for CHF 355 (avalanche rescue equipment and taxi transports included)!    Upgrade option 3: Gorge Alpine  Book an ISTA ST1 course and add the winter via ferrata Gorge Alpine for only CHF 70 instead of CHF 85.- (equipment and taxi transport included)!    Conditions of participation: The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Accident insurance is the participants’ re-sponsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.

5 good reasons to take our course:

  • Avalanches are not a fatality. Practitioners change, habits change – risks don’t. ISTA is the new essential approach to managing them.
  • ISTA is an international program that uses a standard universal language.
  • ISTA courses were developed by 40 experts spanning 3 continents and 9 countries, all of whom share a common passion for the mountains. All ISTA courses are supported by illustrated books available in 4 languages (EN, DE, FR, IT).
  • ISTA allows you to progress through various levels with a standardized method that is adapted to very skill level.
  • ISTA aims to foster knowledge sharing, exchange and the development of an international community. All ISTA-certified participants benefit from the ISTA rewards program and its exclusive offers on travel, equipment and tourism services.