STAY SAFE ON THE MOUNTAIN
Freeride Safety Weekends at Hotel de la Poste
More people than ever enjoy freeride skiing and snowboarding in the back country. Quite understandable! That feeling of floating or surfing through untouched powder on a clear sunny day, far away from lift lines, noise and crowds is magic and will create memories to keep you happy through those dark, rainy November afternoons.
We all know that there are risks that comes with the enjoyment, something that it’s easy to forget when we stand there and just feel like going for it. Besides having the necessary gear the best way to minimise the risk of avalanche accidents is knowledge and basic avalanche training is essential to everybody that spends their time outside the posted areas.
During the winter of 2021 Hotel de la Poste offers basic avalanche courses and freeride coaching in co-operation with The Swiss Ski School, La Tzoumaz. During the course you will acquire the basic knowledge of executing the risk management process, using your safety equipment and implementing rescue procedures. Besides that you will get to go skiing with professional skiers, get tips and feed back on your off-piste skiing performance and a video debriefing. Alpinist, mountain guide and extreme sports athlete Caro North will be one of your guides and on Saturday evening her latest expedition film from Antarctica will be shown.
The courses runs over two days and are available January 23 – 24, January 30 – 31 and
March 13 –14. To sign up you should be a good level skier or boarder.
Packages start at 330 CHF including: Accommodation with half pension for one night, one picnic lunch, guide for two days, one face mask and lots of fun. If you would like to add additional days to your stay we will offer a 20% rebate on the additional nights!