Basic avalanche skills.
2 days avalanche course for skiers
Our popular, 2 days long, avalanche course is back! You ride in steep terrain during winter and want to learn more about avalanches. This is the course for you!
During this course, we will be focusing on planning ski outings, route finding through avalanche terrain, decision making and snow stability assessment. Part of the course will also be focused on companion rescue, where you’ll learn how to use probe, shovel and avalanche beacon. To make the most out of these two days, this course is resort based. We will be skiing a combination of inbound runs and short ski tours. We highly recommend, for groups of skiers who usually ski together, to enroll together on this course. This way, your group will gain real experience and coaching that can be put to use during your next trip!
Get in touch with us to know when’s our next course in English.
Our staff has been working in the avalanche industry for the last 25 years, through guiding, education and ski patrol work. Our head instructor, Oscar, is an avalanche expert certified through CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association) and is still one the only instructor certified to this level in Norway. All our other instructors are certified either through SLAO (Svenska liftars arbetsorganisasjon), AAA (American Avalanche Association), CAA or Norsk Fjellsportforum. You can trust us to deliver high quality, up to date and pertinent courses.
Location for the course
We normally deliver this course in and around Stranda skisenter. We can also arrange it in other locations when requested. Other locations we’ve used in the past include Stryn, Hornindal and Hemsedal.
Recommended course literature
Den lille snøskredboka, Kjetil Brattlien – Order it here
Skredfare, Marcus Landrø
Skikompis, Christer Lundberg Nes
Staying alive in Avalanche Terrain
Are you keen on trying out light ski touring-gear? Rent from one of our locations for your trip. We have ski touring-packages from Dynafit, with both wide and narrow skis that suits the prevailing snow conditions. These sets are often really popular and we do recommend you to book this equipment ahead of time to avoid unpleasant surprises.
January – April
Next upcoming trip
21/5 – spaces left
Medium –We always strive to adapt our trips to your skill level and requirements.
Remember that you need a insurance that covers offpiste skiing.
Included in the price
- Avalanche equipment
Stranda skiresort - Norway's best offpiste resort 2015 - FriFlyt readers award
Travel to Stranda
We recommend you travel to Stranda by plane via Ålesund. We can provide you with shuttle from the airport or you can rent a car. It takes about 1,5 hour to drive from Vigra airport to Stranda including one ferry crossing. It´s also possible to travel by bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim.
Oslo (10 daily) by SAS and Norwegian
Bergen (5 daily) by SAS and Widerøe
Stavanger (2 daily) by SAS
Trondheim (2 daily) by SAS
Amsterdam (daily) by KLM
Departure Amsterdam to Aalesund (14:25/20:40)
Departure Aalesund to Amsterdam (06:30/17:05)
Copenhagen (daily) by SAS
Departure Copenhagen to Aalesund (Mon-fri 12:45/Sun 14:10)
Departure Aalesund to Copenhagen (Mon-fri 14:50/Sun 16:15)
London Gatwick (Mon/fri) by Norwegian
Departure London Gatwick to Ålesund (Man/Fre 11:35)
Departure Ålesund to London Gatwick (Man/Fre 15:10)
We offer all our customers transfer t/r from the airport t/r Stranda. Price: 350 NOK per person each way. This price is for 4 customers or more.
Follow this link to find the time schedule for buses. Your Norwegian isn’t on par? Look in the upper right corner of the web page to translate into English.