To take your mountain safety learning to the next level you can attend an avalanche talk or go on a course.

There are plenty of ways that you can gain knowledge and experience for skiing and riding off piste.

1) UK Avalanche Awareness talks

The Ski Club regularly team up with Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) to run UK talks. This is a great place to start learning more about when/where it is safe to ski or snowboard and learn more about avalanches. It's also a good way to refresh your knowledge. To complement these talks we have also run some practical transceiver training sessions on beaches in the UK with HAT.

2) HAT resort talks

Henry’s Avalanche Talk run resort talks throughout the season in Val d’Isere and can run private talks across the Alps. They also run on snow talks and sessions in both Val d’Isere and Tignes. The HAT website outlines all the details of these talks

3) Avalanche training in Scotland

Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore runs a series of avalanche education courses. These include Avalanche and Navigation Awareness, Avalanche Avoidance and SAIS Avalanche Hazard Education Days. You can book the courses on the Glenmore Lodge website.

4) Ski Club Freshtracks 

The Ski Club runs a Mountaincraft course in Tignes during December each year. The course covers avalanche awareness, snow structure, transceivers, navigation and route choice, equipment, emergencies and survival. For more information have a look at the Ski Club Freshtracks programme.

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