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Avalanche course Dachstein - the ultimate 3-day avalanche camp

Refresh your knowledge with Stephan Görgl at our avalanche camp on the Dachstein!
  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

General info

No matter if freeriding, ski touring, snowboarding or hiking with snowshoes.

Anyone who is out and about off the groomed slopes needs to be able to do one thing in particular: Correctly assess the snow situation and act quickly and correctly in case of emergency. During our three-day avalanche Camp on the Dachstein you will learn everything you need for your deep snow adventure, such as the correct handling with the avalanche transceiver, the probe and much more.

Travel period

Travel period

Dates in work

Seasons

Seasons

Winter

Minimum age

16

Number of participants

Number of participants

Maximum 20 participants

Skill levels

As a beginner, you have never really been off-piste. Here you will be guided from the very beginning.

As an advanced skier you have already been in contact with powder snow, the "powder virus" has caught you and you want to expand your experience.

As an Expert, you'll draw lines in steep terrain with solid experience in snow and tour planning, and you'll want to explore new terrain as well as exciting descents.

Services &
Prices

Is there anything more beautiful than skiing alone in deep snow? Probably not! But unfortunately deep snow is always linked to avalanche danger. This is where not only every second counts, but also a functioning rescue chain and the correct handling of probe, shovel and avalanche transceiver can save lives. Therefore, it is essential to be prepared for emergencies and to regularly refresh your knowledge.

For this reason, we are offering a detailed avalanche camp in December with our favorite ex-World Cup star Stephan Görgl During this three-day avalanche camp, the alpine expert teaches not only the correct assessment of the terrain, but also the proper use of safety equipment. This enables you to react correctly in an emergency or, in the best case, the worst case does not even occur and nothing stands in the way of the freeride experience on the Dachstein.

Included services

Included services

Accommodation with half board

Correct use of the avalanche transceiver

Correct handling of the probe

Reading the snow profile

Correct assessment of alpine hazards

Additional services (Exclusive)

Lift ticket

Travel period

Prices

Travel price from 646,00 €

Accommodation
& Catering

You can really feel at home in our great accommodation: The Wellnesshotel Berghof is surrounded by its own meadows and fields in the heart of the high plateau in Ramsau. In the evening, if you want to end the day in a relaxed way, you can do so in the hotel's sauna and SPA area.

Room types

  • Double rooms
  • Single room on request

Catering

Needless to say, culinary delights are not neglected during our avalanche course. Thus, your day not only starts with a fantastic view of the mountains - but also with a rich breakfast buffet that strengthens you for your day on the mountain. In the evening, a fine and regional variety awaits you at the hotel. And as a bedtime drink we can especially recommend the local "Vogelbeerschnaps" (rowan schnapps) 😉 .

Equipment

Prerequisite for the avalanche course is the appropriate equipment. If your equipment is a bit outdated or defective, we can organize rental equipment for you. Please let us know before your departureif you need anything here - we will be happy to organize everything you are missing.

Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe

Touring backpack (optimal with ABS function)

First aid kit

Destination
& Arrival

The Dachstein glacier is located on the Dachstein massif and is a highlight for every mountain sports enthusiast.

Interesting spots/trails

The total area of the Dachstein Mountains is between 600 and 1000 km². The massif is home to some glaciers that are not visible from the Ennstal and are located in Upper Austria. A peculiarity of this mountain range are the extreme weather changes, which should not be overestimated. You can find more information about the Dachstein here.

The following peaks are located in the Dachstein massif:

  • Torstein, 2948 m Mitterspitz, 2925 m
  • High Dachstein, 2995 m - and thus the highest peak
  • Lower Dirndl, 2818 m
  • High Dirndl, 2832 m
  • Large Koppenkarstein, 2863 m
The Dachstein area
Dachstein area map

Travel options

The journey takes place on your own or by train. You can get more detailed information from us at RETTER Sports

Train

Car

Packing list

In addition to your mountain gear, you should bring the following items for the avalanche course:

ID card

Toilet bag

Any medication

Warm clothing

sturdy shoes

Program

Due to weather and snow conditions we have to adjust the program continuously. Nevertheless, we can give you a small overview here:

Day 1:

  • Arrival until 17.00
  • Check In Hotel,
  • 18.00 - 19.30: Impulse lecture Alpine Skiing Experience
  • afterwards dinner - camera discussion - exchange of experiences

2nd day:

  • Breakfast
  • 09.00 - 15.00 (weather permitting): Avalanche safety + ascent technique + recognizing dangers
  • Lunch break on the mountain / or terrain kite technique
  • 16.00 - 18.00: Leisure & Wellness
  • 18.30: Dinner + fireplace discussion - exchange of experiences

Day 3:

  • Breakfast
  • 09.00 - 13.00 (weather permitting): Avalanche safety + ascent technique + recognizing dangers
  • Approx. 14.00 End of the program

Tips & Info

Please keep in mind that our avalanche course on the Dachstein is partly in high alpine terrain and therefore you should arrive with a good basic condition, sufficient experience on the mountain and solid equipment.

Price from 646,00 € p. person