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 instructors

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

 

Ski rentals

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.

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Duration

2 days

Season

January – April

From: kr

Next upcoming trip
23/9 – spaces left

Important info

 

Difficulty 
Medium –We always strive to adapt our trips to your skill level and requirements.

Insurances
Remember that you need a insurance that covers offpiste skiing.

 

Equipment list
Included in the price

 

  • Instructor
  • Avalanche equipment

What do our clients say?

“Thanks for an excellent guiding in Stranda, we were all very satisfied” – Sara Adrian, Freeskiing 2013

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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.

Flight connections

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)

www.norwegian.no
www.sas.no
www.klm.com
www.wideroe.no

Shuttle
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.

Rental car
www.avis.com
www.budget.no
www.hertz.no
www.europcar.no
www.sixt.no

By car

Looking for your way to Stranda? Google Maps is there for you! Click on this link to find your way to us.

Oslo – Stranda 561 km
Bergen – Stranda 396 km
Trondheim – Stranda 360 km
Ålesund – Stranda 67 km

By bus

 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.