Intensive Avalanche Course - Furkapass

Advanced avalanche training (CH) | 2 days

However thoroughly you prepare before a tour, a 100% assessment of the snow situation is never possible. Assessing the avalanche situation remains difficult, despite consulting all available sources of information. To make sure you are prepared for any eventuality, this training covers all possible scenarios you might encounter in an emergency situation. Practical exercises will help you consolidate your knowledge and build on your experience to make sure you are prepared at all times for any extreme situation.

This course is suitable for ski tourers, snowboarders and snowshoe enthusiasts.

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).
  • Tour preparation with with avalanche hazard map
  • Structure of snow cover
  • Deep burials
  • Rescue procedures
  • Practical rescue exercise
  • Emergency biwac building
  • Removal options

You consolidate your knowledge of avalanche issues and can use it routinely on your tours.


Piste: very confident on skis; Powder snow: solid prior experience; Terrain: mostly steep terrain, narrow couloirs; Alpine technique (for ski touring): solid touring experience or completed training course


Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.


3-8 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

8.45 a.m. Mammut Store Piazza Gottardo, Furkagasse 2, 6490 Andermatt (train arrival 8.22 Uhr Andermatt)


Approx. 16.00 a.m. Mammut Store Andermatt / Imholz Sport, Furkagasse 2, 6490 Andermatt


The offer is held in German. Therefore, a basic understanding of German is important. Our mountain guides have a basic knowledge of English and can provide the necessary information in English. Often there are guests on the tours and courses who are happy to help with the translation.

We recommend that you take out cancellation and repatriation insurance, e.g. with ERV.

  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x Hotel (standard double room)
  • Mammut Safety Equipement to test (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
  • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test
  • "Caution Avalanches" course materials
  • 15% discount on
Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (possible travel by mountain rail)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Ski touring equipment CHF 89 (skis, ski poles, bindings, skins, ski crampons incl. insurance)
  • Ski touring boots CHF45
  • MSR Snowshoes incl. ski poles CHF 40
  • Optional: Avalanche Certificate Swiss Mountain Training CHF 30 (Level 2)
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund (0.25% on total amount)

Day 1 Welcome and distribution of rental equipment at the MAMMUT Store in Andermatt. Even as the group makes its way up from Realp to the Tiefenbach Hotel, we will be analyzing the avalanche situation and starting the first exercises. In the evening, we will plan the tour for the following day. (Distance: 4.5 km. Hiking time: 2 hours. Ascent: 600 vertical meters).

Day 2-3 The terrain around the Tiefenbach Hotel offers countless opportunities for practical exercises. We will take a closer look at the structure of the snow pack and run through various scenarios. (Distance: 5-7 km; Hiking time: 4-6 hours; Ascent: 1,000 vertical meters).

Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche-Airbag-Backpack
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles and insurance)
  • Ski touring boots
  • MSR Snowshoes
  • (telescopic) Ski poles
Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche airbag backpack (approx. 30 l with ski carrier)
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
  • Alpine ski boots or touring ski boots
  • Alternative to ski touring equipment for Snowboarders: Splitboard with skins or snowboard and snowshoes including snowboard boots
  • Alternative to ski touring equipment for snowshoe enthusiasts: Snowshoes including Winter/Mountaineering shoes
  • (telescopic) Ski poles
  • Ski helmet (optional)
  • 1x Skijacke und 1x Skihose (Gore-Tex oder ähnliches Material)
  • 1x Soft Shell und/oder Fleecejacke
  • 1x Funktionelle Unterwäsche kurz/lang
  • 1x Mütze und 1x Stirnband
  • 2x Handschuhe (1x dünn; 1x warm, wind- und wasserdicht)
  • 1x Funktionssocken und 1x Ersatzsocken
Overnight cottage
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clothes to wear in the hotel (Minimum)
  • Slipper socks are at the hotel
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hotel
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
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