Course: Avalanche training for ski tourers and splitboarders (level 2)

Thorough avalanche training is critically important for all those who divert from prepared mountain slopes and paths in winter. Our avalanche course for ski tourers and splitboarders provides a comprehensive mix of theory and practice. From planning to execution, you will learn how to assess snow conditions while touring – your foundation for a touring career.


Our course dates:
29.12.2023 - 30.12.2023

27.01.2024 - 28.01.2024

24.02.2024 - 25.02.2024

07.03.2024 - 08.03.2024

Obtain your avalanche safety certificate in accordance with standards set by the Swiss Mountain Guide Association (SBV) through MAMMUT avalanche training in Andermatt. All introductory offers allow you to acquire Level 1 certification and Level 2 can be acquired on basic courses (Level 2 can only be achieved when Level 1 has been completed).
Course content
  • Interpreting dangers on the basis of the avalanche bulletin and applying this information to tour planning
  • Consolidating the 3 x 3 method
  • Recognising warning signs in the terrain, identifying favourable and unfavourable slope exposures
  • Safe track system for ascents and descents
  • Using emergency equipment (avalanche beacon, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe and avalanche airbag backpack)
  • Correct procedure in the event of an accident
Course goal

Using what you have learned, you will be able to recognise avalanche situations and assess conditions independently on basic ski tours. You will know how to organise and carry out an efficient search for buried victims.

Level 2
  • Level 1: Course/beginner tour or similar completed
  • Private tours
  • SKI: Kick turns, deep-snow experience
  • SPLITBOARD: Kick turns, safe off-piste skiing
Level 2
  • Tour time of approximately 4-6 hours
  • Elevation of up to 1,000 metres
  • 300 metres climb/hour
  • Stamina needed for all-day skiing

3-6 guests per Mountain Guide

Meeting point

9.45 a.m. Mammut Store Andermatt / Imholz Sport, Furkagasse 2, 6490 Andermatt (Zugankunft 9.22 Uhr Andermatt)

End of the course

Approx. 4 p.m. Mammut Store Andermatt / Imholz Sport


Rental material

You can rent the following equipment from us (please select when booking):

  • Safety kit: Barryvox (avalanche beacon), avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche airbag rucksack (28-30l)

The equipment is handed out at the meeting point.

Our tips for renting ski / splitboard equipment directly in Andermatt:

You can find more information about our training system A-Z (levels 1-5) here

  • Guiding and supervision by a qualified mountain guide
  • Course documents Attention avalanches
  • Bookable with surcharge: Avalanche certificate Swiss Mountain Training CHF 30.- (level 1)
  • Transportation (possibly mountain railway ride)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Rental equipment (safety kit) if not available
  • Please request ski touring set / splitboard set directly from Imholz Sport or Snowlimit
  • Contribution to the travel guarantee fund (0.25% of the total amount)
  • Optionally bookable (can be booked as an additional item in the booking process):

    Bed in a double room (with twin bed), 1 night, with half board at Hotel Sonne

    Price CHF 166.00 per person for 1 night

    Available on the following dates: 07.-08.03.2024


Day 1 You can pick up the rental equipment you order following the greeting at the meeting point. After discussing the course agenda, the training begins. The mountain guide alternates between theoretical and practical instruction amid the actual terrain. In the evening, your group plans the tour for day two before returning to the accommodation.
Day 2 After a generous breakfast of regional specialities, embark on your tour as planned the previous evening. Along the way, you will continue your discussion of avalanche-related themes with the group – and enjoy stunning surroundings on the speedy descent back down into the valley. (Distance 5-7 km, tour time 2-4 hours, approx. elevation 700 metres).

Technical equipment
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche airbag rucksack or touring rucksack (approx. 30 l with ski attachment)
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, crampons), piste ski boots or ski touring boots
  • Splitboard with skins
  • (telescopic) ski poles
  • Ski helmet or climbing helmet (optional)
  • 1 x ski jacket, 1 x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1 x soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1 x functional underwear (short/long)
  • 1 x cap, 1 x headband
  • 2 x gloves (1 x thin pair, 1 x warm pair, windproof and waterproof)
  • 1 x functional socks, 1 x spare socks
Overnight cottage
  • Clothes/shoes for the evening (within accommodation/village)
  • Personal toiletries, earplugs if required
  • Bring your own tea/lunch, or purchase in the village
  • Snacks (e.g. snack bars, dried fruits, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun and lip cream (SPF 30 or more)
  • Half-fare travelcard (if available)
  • Thermos flask made of unbreakable material
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
Interactive tour experience Fatmap
We are happy to advise you

Our team is available by phone from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

CH +41 (0)62 769 81 83

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