• Avalanche Basics

    Avalanche Basics
    Avalanche Basics
  • Be Prepared

    Be Prepared
    Be Prepared
  • On Tour

    On Tour
    On Tour
  • Avalanches

  • Emergency situation
    on the mountain


Before you throw the skis into the car, you should take the time to decide which tour is best for the current conditions. A few mouse clicks are part of the standard repertoire: Read all of the details in the avalanche bulletin, find out about the weather and snow conditions, and plan every step of the way using a topographic regional map. In the Safety Academy, you will learn how to fit all of these puzzle pieces together to come up with your dream tour – with very little studying but plenty of snow. Watch the Be Prepared tutorial!

Let the SAFETY ACADEMY educate you!

What could be better in winter than curving your way through deep powder on virgin slopes or savoring nature on a ski tour. But beware! Regardless of the conditions, the risk of avalanche can never be completely ruled out. At the SAFETY ACADEMY, we show you how to minimize your risk without losing the enjoyment.

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Plan your tour at home!

With our tour planner, finding the perfect ascent and descent for your ski tour is easy. The topographic maps, the wide selection of tours and the useful extra tools make the app a real multi-talent.

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Avalanche bulletin – check the current danger level.

The avalanche bulletin provides valuable information by forecasting regional avalanche danger. Obtaining this bulletin and poring over the information contained in it is essential before you go out into the powder.

Here's the avalanche bulletin.

Mountain weather – know where the shadows are lurking!

The weather often changes quickly, but is usually quite predictable. Don’t get caught in the next cold front; make your tracks while the sun is shining.

Meet Saint Peter here.

Enough powder? Check the snow depth in the Alps!

New snow, or crusted snow? We have compiled the best links for all Alpine regions on these pages – updated every morning.

To the powder? This way, please!


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