Avalanche Safety Course at Filefjell Skiing
Learn safe backcountry skiing with Tyin Aktiv
Learn about safe backcountry skiing with Tyin Aktiv at Filefjell, and discover an amazing way to explore the mountains in the winter time on your own, staying away from avalanches. We will focus on essential equipment for summit exploration in the winter time, and train on using sender-receiver beacons. Suitable for those who have little to no experience with backcountry skiing, and wants to add to their skill. A must for newcomers to the backcountry skiing game!
- Destination Vang
- Season November–April
- Departures Daily at 10:00
- Duration 6 hours
- Difficulty Medium
- Audience Some skiing experience required
Book with Tyin Aktiv
1 person: NOK 2885
2 people: NOK 1650
3–8 people: NOK 1185
What You’ll Do
This course is all about learning the basics of safe skiing in the mountains, which includes avoiding avalanche terrain and what to do if an avalanche triggers. You will learn about assessing slope angle, use of sender-receiver beacons, shovel and avalanche probes. These tools are essential for any type of summit exploration during the wintertime. We will also teach you the most effective techniques for rescuing someone buried by an avalanche.
We can also tailor the course for your group, and even focus more on summit exploration, if your group feels comfortable using avalanche safety equipment. Skis can be rented at the ski rental, pricing found here. We will agree on course location based on group skill level and desires.
- A local experienced guide
- Avalanche safety sender-receiver beacon
- Avalanche probe
What to Bring
Skiing equipment - can be rented at the ski resort, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a helmet, ski goggles and warm clothes. Check out the Outtt packing guide for how to dress for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments.
The course starts at 10:00 a.m. at the ski lift at Filefjell, if not otherwise agreed.
Filefjell is located in the middle of southern Norway, easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. The mountain roads Sognefjellsvegen and Valdresflye are perfect entry points to Filefjell. The roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Road E16 over Filefjell is another alternative, being open all year round. Check the National Tourist Routes in Norway to ensure the roads are open, especially if there are harsh conditions.
There is no train leading directly to Filefjell, but you can take the Dovrebanen line to Otta. From Otta you can rent a car with Hertz. Nabobil is always an option for getting around in Norway as well, if you have a scandinavian drivers licence. Be sure to add the discount code “outtt” to save NOK 250,- on your rental.
From Oslo, take Valdresekspressen. The journey from Oslo to Filefjell takes around 4.5 hours. Note that some of the journeys have a bus change at Fagernes. From Bergen, the journey is a direct 4-hour trip. The bus leaves from Bergen central bus station once a day.