We would argue that it is a bit impolite to ski off-piste with friends, carry all the safety equipment, but have no training in how to use it.

Ortovox transceiver training HAT

If you are wearing a transceiver, then that is a good start. If you are caught, your friends will be able to find you which is great. But you should be able to return the favour if they suffer an accident.

Transceiver training Val d’Isere

We are running transceiver training events in Val d’Isere on Wednesday afternoons.  This starts on Wednesday 18th January.  If you want to join Liam for a training session let us know by email to hat@henrysavalanchetalk.com and come to the Pisteurs Hut next to the top of the Funival on Bellevarde at 1pm on Wednesday.

You can also just turn up but better to let us know if you can.

€50 for a 3 hour session

€40 for seasonnaires

How to join

  • Email hat@henrysavalanchetalk.com to let us know you are coming. Please let us know if you have your own transceiver or not.
  • Or call Cameron Adamson on +44 7880 727272 to confirm

We have an online version you can check out to get an introduction


In this session, you will learn how to be well prepared and use your avalanche safety equipment. This concentrates on the role of the avalanche transceiver plus the shovel and probe. By the end of the training you will be able to recover a victim in around 5 minutes. You will also understand about the best way to use a probe and to dig the victim out.

We provide you with a comprehensive introduction into how to use an avalanche transceiver to recover a buried victim. By the end of the session you should be recovering buried transceivers within our target time of 5 minutes. If you go out off-piste in a group and you have not had this training (or equivalent), you are increasing the risks for your friends that they may not be recovered within the 15 minute period in which the buried victim remains alive and breathing.