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2-day avalanche course in Finhaut, Valais

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Take your ski touring skills one step up and learn how to manage avalanche risks on backcountry terrain. Join Sylvain, IFGMA certified mountain guide, on this avalanche course in Finhaut, in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.


2 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec



As an experienced skier, you probably feel the need of taking your skills a step further. But you might not feel confident to take that extra step. During this avalanche course in Finhaut, in the canton of Valais, I will give you the tools to learn more about the risks you can take when on the mountain. 

I have designed this course to help experienced skiers better evaluate the dangers in the mountain on their own. The program includes the basics of how to act in avalanche prone terrain. The goal is to provide the training to develop confidence and discover how to make yourself the least vulnerable possible during ski touring expeditions.

This 2-day course combines theory and practice in the right balance, to make it easy to assimilate and to put into practice in real situations.

Our meeting point will be Finhaut, Vallorcine. On Day 1, I will conduct the theoretical course, which we will close with a nice evening fondue. Day 2 will be a hiking day. I will guide you on practice tasks to implement the theory.

Ready to take an extra step in your mountaineering expertise? If you are interested in this avalance course, contact me for more details and questions you might have. Also, if you are looking for beginners options, check out the 2-day Bishorn begginers ascent in the Alps.


Day 1: Theoretical course

  • Meeting at Finhaut, Vallorcine (Switzerland)

  • Theoretical course

  • Overnight

Day 2: Practice - Hiking day

  • Hiking day: practice and implementation of theory

  • End of programme


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Ever since I was born in 1977, I was motivated by a force of freedom. As an adolescent I sought to plunge deep into myself; to know and find myself. I found an answer in the wide open spaces, deserts, journeys and bike rides across thousands of kilometers that nature offers.

Nature is a way to connect with oneself, others and the 'rest'. Sharing these amazing experiences makes them so deep that they defy the very mountains, as we vibrate with a real and powerful energy. Through flora and fauna, through plain and summit: nature teaches and shows us the way.

I live at Jura Neuchâtel. I am married and a father of two small children. I have also been responsible for mountaineering camp and have received a "J + S" recognition (Youth and Sports). I will happily guide you across these mountains.


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What people are saying about Sylvain



My only comments would be that this isn’t a beginner’s course . Levels of fitness and equipment needed should be in initial advertising

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