3-day avalanche training for beginners around Zermatt

Join internationally-qualified guide Herbert in the Swiss Alps on a 3-day avalanche training course for beginners.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • Learn the basics of avalanche training around the beautiful town of Zermatt.

  • Become confident with planning tours, assessing risks, and more.

  • benefit from an internationally-certified guide.


Acquire the fundamentals of avalanche training during a 3-day course for beginners around the stunning Swiss town of Zermatt.

As skiing gear has become much better, so have the technical abilities for large numbers of skiers and snowboarders. And along with greater efficiency in transportation, every year more and more people are getting into off-piste, free-riding, and extreme skiing.

Yet despite being capable of taking on couloirs, deep snow and steep slopes, most skiers and riders generally lack a huge amount of mountaineering skills.

During the 3-day course you’ll learn the required skills to handle avalanches. I avoid any grand theories and mainly emphasis practical work outdoors.

The course covers how to judge the dangers of avalanches and how to deal with them, how to plan tours and descents, and how to take the right decisions under pressure and in critical situations. Other aspects of the course include how to move on glaciers and what to do when something unexpected happens.

Due to the nature of this course, it is necessary to be able to already know how to ski safely in unprepared terrain. In addition, participants are expected to have a good level of fitness.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on the 3-day avalanche training course for beginners around the stunning town of Zermatt.

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Price per person

Group of 1
1860 CHF

Group of 4
630 CHF

Group of 5
630 CHF

Group of 6
630 CHF

Group of 7
630 CHF

Group of 8
630 CHF


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 This is the price for a group course (minimum of 4 participants).

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.



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