• Avalanche Basics

    Avalanche Basics
    Avalanche Basics
  • Be Prepared

    Be Prepared
    Be Prepared
  • On Tour

    On Tour
    On Tour
  • Avalanches

    Avalanches
    Avalanches
  • Emergency situation
    on the mountain

OUT IN THE FIELD

Now it’s for real. You know the avalanche basics, you are fully prepared and it’s time to convert theory to practice. The main thing now is to stay alert. You make regular checks to see how reality compares with the plan, watch for potentially dangerous areas, and you make no strategic errors. Two tools help you remain calm and enjoy every step you make in the powder: our alpine touring app, which keeps you on track, and our Training Parks, which offer a perfect detour in case conditions are unsafe. Watch the On Tour tutorial!

ALPINE TOURING APP

Highly praised and downloaded thousands of times, and for good reason: our alpine touring app! Already in the tour planning stage, it suggests numerous possible routes and it’s reliable in the field too – topographic maps that can also be used offline, show you if you are on the right track!

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RESPECT YOUR BOUNDARIES -
FREERIDING AND PROTECTING NATURE

You’re never alone in the mountains! Even if rarely seen, there are plenty of sensitive animals in the mountains – oftentimes just where the best powder runs beckon. That’s why you have to observe and respect designated conservation areas. The undergrowth is alive!

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SURROUNDING HAZARD ZONES

Regardless of the current avalanche danger level, when touring you must always keep to your course and observe your surroundings carefully – near and far. Depending on the current danger level, avalanches can be triggered on distant slopes and still put you at risk. Take a look at the respective surrounding hazard zones here!

SURROUNDING HAZARD ZONES

TRAINING PARKS

Conditions are unsafe? You’re bored with the slope and want to improve your skills? Then get yourself to one of our ORTOVOX TRAINING PARKS! In these parks, you can use the permanently installed transmitters to train in the most complex avalanche scenarios imaginable, preparing yourself for any emergency. To make sure that it doesn’t come to that, we’ve put together an overview of all CHECKPOINTS here.

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