Avalanche Training Center

Davos

Davos - Strelaberg

Davos - Strelaberg

Parsenn Weissfluhjoch, Klosters

Parsenn Weissfluhjoch, Klosters

Davos - Schatzalp Panorama Hotel

Davos - Schatzalp Panorama Hotel

Schatzalp / Schiahorn

Schatzalp / Schiahorn

Sommer-Schlittelbahn, Blick zur Strelaalp

Sommer-Schlittelbahn, Blick zur Strelaalp

Schatzalp Panorama-Restaurant

Schatzalp Panorama-Restaurant

Davos - Strelapass

Davos - Strelapass

Sertig

Sertig

Davos - Bolgen

Davos - Bolgen

Davos, Strelaalp

Davos, Strelaalp

Davos - Sky Views 4

Davos - Sky Views 4

Bergrestaurant JSCHALP Jakobshorn Davos

Bergrestaurant JSCHALP Jakobshorn Davos

Davos - Jakobshorn

Davos - Jakobshorn

Davos - Golfplatz / Dischma

Davos - Golfplatz / Dischma

Davos - Kirchlispitzen / Sulzfluh

Davos - Kirchlispitzen / Sulzfluh

Davos - Jakobshorn 2

Davos - Jakobshorn 2

Davos - Parsenn

Davos - Parsenn

Davos - Schatzalp-Bahn

Davos - Schatzalp-Bahn

Davos Wolfgang - Davosersee

Davos Wolfgang - Davosersee

Davos - Eisstadion

Davos - Eisstadion

Davos Platz - Jakobshorn

Davos Platz - Jakobshorn

Davoser Bergwelt

Davoser Bergwelt

Davos Dorf - Weissfluhjoch

Davos Dorf - Weissfluhjoch

Davos - St.Johann / Rinerhorn

Davos - St.Johann / Rinerhorn

Davos Platz - Schweizerische Alpine Mittelschule Davos

Davos Platz - Schweizerische Alpine Mittelschule Davos

Davos 180° Panorama mit Jakobshorn

Davos 180° Panorama mit Jakobshorn

Parsenn

Parsenn

Weissfluhjoch

Weissfluhjoch

Bergrestaurant Châlet Güggel Jakobshorn Davos

Bergrestaurant Châlet Güggel Jakobshorn Davos

At the Pischa in Davos, a permanent training installation for the instrument-guided search of avalanche victims is operational. It allows all amateurs of this activity to train under close-to-real conditions.

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This is a offer, free of charge and accessible to everyone with no particular preparation needed. The training area (almost 100m x 100m) in medium steep terrain resembles closely to the natural cone of an avalanche. In this zone, there are 16 GPS transmitters with strong batteries lasting all winter hidden more or less deeply in the snow. These transmitters may be activated over radio frequencies from a local steering center. As with a real avalanche, the training rescuers do not know the position of the transmitters. To make things even more real, it is technically possible to activate only one or several transmitters, thus applying the principle of random dispersion.

The only difference with reality is the fact that transmitters are not dug out of the snow, once they have been precisely located. For a final localization, exploratory holes are drilled into the snow. The transmitters are equipped with plastic containers featuring pre-defined surfaces to be touched, emitting automatic signals when this is done correctly. Once the trainees touch the plastic container with their sounding pole, the transmitter is considered to be found, and thus stops emitting signals.

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