The Glacier

Freeride XXL

Thursday, 17.04.2014

During the day
Sunshine
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Temperature
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Pieps avalanche
training center

The most modern LVS technique coupled with practical management and intensive training

The right conduct on the slope and the correct assessment of the weather and snow conditions are imperative for everyone who skis off-piste.  Everything else is residual risk.  Just in case of the worst-case scenario, one must carry the most modern LVS device to increase one’s chances of survival.

Even today, in our high-tech age, outside help of any kind comes too late for 9 out of 10 avalanche victims. A real chance of survival lies with immediate help from friends in the same group.  They must locate and dig out the avalanche victim within the first 10 – 15 minutes.   Our PIEPS-LVS avalanche search area provides the optimal opportunity to learn to use real LVS devices, to practice successful search strategies and to experience realistic conditions of an “emergency”.  This is then a crucial contribution towards more safety on the mountain!

The facilities on the Kitzsteinhorn are some of the most modern in the world!

This computerised facility is equipped with an easy-to-use touch screen which enables the user to train autonomously at any time. The training results be analysed on the spot or over the internet.

FREERIDING in the top Kitzsteinhorn skiing area:

Off-piste and open terrain – NEVER WITHOUT A PIEPS!

More information at www.pieps.com

Your training results seen with a click

Check the Avalanche Training Center

The Kitzsteinhorn Avalanche Training Center, for lessons in the use of avalanche beacons, is just above the Alpincenter. Here you can practice using beacons the correct way, under realistic circumstances. The training area is self explanatory, free of charge and without any preperation time.

Where, How, When?

  • Place: 100m above the Alpincenter. Easily reached with skis or board by the Volvo ICE CAMP
  • Price: use of the training area is for free
  • Equipment: take your own beacon and avalanche probe
  • Times: open daily when Kitzsteinhorn is operating
  • Groups: trainings for groups on inquiry
  • More Information: info@x-over.at

Operation System

There are four hidden beacons. At the entrance of the area you can choose between three different levels on a userfriendly touchscreen.

  • Level 1: find one beacon
  • Level 2: find two beacons
  • Level 3: find all four beacons

You have three minutes for every level to complete. If you don't find the beacon in time you will get an acoustic signal. If you can find a beacon  you will also hear an acoustic signal. You can analyse your results direct at the Training Area or via Internet (Results).

Here you can download all information about Freeride on Kitzsteinhorn.

Training with experts

Every Saturday: Instruction and tips from Experts

The Kitzsteinhorn Avalanche Training Center, for lessons in the use of avalanche beacons, is just above the Alpincenter. Here you can practice using beacons the correct way, under realistic circumstances. The training area is self explanatory, free of charge and without any preperation time. Every Saturday you have the chance to practice the usage of beacons with our Experts from the Kitzsteinhorn-SOS-Service for free.

Where, How, When?

  • Meeting point: every Saturday10am at InfoService, Alpincenter. From 10.30am direct at the Training Center, 100m above the Alpincenter. Easily reached with skis or board by the Volvo ICE CAMP
  • Price: use of the training area is for free / Training with Experts is for free
  • Equipment: take your own beacon and avalanche probe / on saturday for rent
Pieps avalanche training center
Pieps avalanche training center