Avalanche Course Valais Basics


The basic course is a one-day initiation. You will learn and discover basic the backcountry risk prevention. You will also be introduced to the scope of skills required to stay safe in the mountains. The main goal is to inspire you to continue learning.



Why shall I follow this Avalanche Course Valais


You are a snow sports enthusiast and an occasional backcountry practitioner. So you have to know what skills are needed to stay safe in the mountains. Become familiar with basic avalanche risk management with the Avalanche course Valais ¦ Basics ¦ Snow Safety Myskicoach.ch.


Avalanche Course Valais – The spot :


Central Valais is our favourite playground. Hérens Valley, one of the swiss backcountry paradise is our basecamp. However, we will be glad to move according to your wishes or conditions of the day.

Avalanche Course Valais Basics

Avalanche Course Valais Basics




Become aware of the complexity of knowledge to acquire to evolve in safety.
Stimulate your desire to learn more.
Privilege the practice, without neglecting the theory
Being able to follow a risk estimation process
Therefore, the course structure is based on a typical day in the mountains. From the first contact with the group to the debrief at the end of the day, you will easily be able to follow every step of the scenario as it unfolds.


Mornig’s program


A combination of theory and practical workshops devoted to risk assessment, identification of favorable terrain and introduction to communication rules.


Afternoon’s program


Snow profiles and tests.
Basics for using transceiver, probe and shovel and search for avalanche burial victims.




– skis and skins
– ski clothes and ski boots
– poles
– Transceiver, probe and shovel
– small backpack
– sunglasses, googles, cap, gloves
– suncream
– drink & food
(gear can be rent from our partner Sport Evasion)


The 80/20 method


La méthode 80/20 (Pareto principle)states, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. We apply this principle in our ski coaching by focusing only on the essential notions.