Introduction to winter mountain safety (Aravis)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : beginner

from 27 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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The first step, which consists of purchasing the avalanche beacon / shovel / probe safety kit, has been completed. It remains now to know how to use it, to master the protocol of control of the rescue equipment and the wearing of this equipment for oneself and for the group.

This is why I offer this training / initiation of winter mountain safety taking place in Haute-Savoie in the Aravis massif.

This half-day is the opportunity to learn:

  • To know the causes of avalanche beacon interferences and how to manage them,
  • To master the search, localization and clearance phases of one or more avalanche victims,
  • To know how to behave in case of an avalanche accident, as a leader.

I also propose throughout the winter to enjoy the Aravis mountains, during a snowshoe hike with relaxation and well-being or a full moon snowshoeing evening with dinner.


The objective of this half-day introduction to winter mountain safety is to learn about, familiarize yourself with, and properly handle your safety equipment. For this, there is only one solution: practice!

Here is the program of the initiation:

  • Meeting at 1.30pm.
  • The place of departure is fixed according to the snow conditions, it will be specified at the time of the inscription: Thônes or Manigod.
  • Approach walk with snowshoes to find the best terrain for our practice.
  • Various workshops of situation setting, with alternation of theory and practice.
  • End of the initiation around 4.30pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Thônes and Manigod, about 30 minutes drive from Annecy.
  • Snowshoes and hiking poles.
  • Winter safety equipment: avalanche beacon, shovel, probe.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Feel free to contact me for accommodation proposals in the Aravis.

Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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