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PDG training camp
PDG training camp
28 March 29 March 2020 Event

PDG training camp

Take advantage of the Verbier-based training camp to perfect your moutaineering techniques and skills.
This year, we are giving you the opportunity to spend an informative weekend at the Maison des Ruinettes located at 2,200 metres in altitude with direct access to the Verbier ski area!

To make the course more attractive, both theory and practical sessions will be on offer. Come and learn about or revise the essentials to help you during the race.


o 18-19 January 2020 - CANCELLED

o 14-15 March 2020 (Women only)

o 28-29 March 2020


o Accommodation (bedding and a towel)

o Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot tea for the day)

o 2-day Verbier ski pass

o Mountain guides 

o Entry to the avalanche training park and ski area

Supervised by professional mountain guides, the Guides de Verbier will be available during the camp to provide assistance and share their passion.

Furthermore, on completing this two-day training camp, you will receive an SMT1 (Swiss Mountain Training) certification. The Swiss Association of Mountain Guides awards this certification for avalanche courses given by specifically trained and experienced Swiss guides.

Registration here
Theory session:
o Theory classes led by professionals
o Management and analysis of avalanche risk
o First aid

Practical session:
o Practical application of management and analysis of avalanche risk
o Use of rescue equipment (probe, transceiver, shovel)
o Rope techniques, knots, roping up
o Skiing techniques: off-piste downhill skiing/ski tour ascents, skinning up, removing skins
o Roped skiing in the dark (preceded by a night-time ski tour ascent)
CHF 530
1936 Verbier
+41 (0)27 775 25 11
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