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Avalanche Training Center Mammut -  Zinal

Mammut Avalanche Training Center in Sorebois

Zinal

Located in the Zinal sector, Mammut Avalanche Training Center allows those who love skiing, off-piste skiing and hiking to test how they handle avalanche victim detection equipment (AVD) in conditions that closely mirror reality.

On an incline at 2,500m altitude in the Grimentz-Zinal ski area, Mammut Avalanche Training Center is geared towards off-piste skiers and hikers who want to learn how to use AVD in a realistic simulated situation.
How does Mammut Avalanche Training Center work? 16 transmitters buried under the snow, in an area of 500m2, represent an avalanche cone. Start by selecting the number of victims buried by activating the beacons via the control room. One or more transmitters are switched on at random. Once the beacons have been activated, you can start looking for people needing to be rescued using an AVD and a sensor. The transmitters automatically transmit a signal once the search has been successful.

Opening hours

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TarifsTarif : Free
Useful information

Mammut Avalanche Training Center is located in the Zinal sector and accessible in the winter season when the slopes are open, i.e. from 9am to 4pm. The use of the training site is intuitive and perfectly clear.
Equipment required:
- An AVD (avalanche victim detector)
- A sensor
- A spade
By launching the first avalanche training centre in the world in 2002, the Grimentz-Zinal station created a partially-secured freeride area.
Training at an avalanche training centre like the one in Zinal forms part of the response to the avalanche problem, but prevention and training campaigns for hikers and freeriders remains the best way to tackle the dangers of an unstable snowpack.

Location Zinal
Remontées Mécaniques de Grimentz-Zinal
Domaine skiable - Secteur Sorebois
3961 Zinal
Contact +41 27 476 20 00
info@grimentz-zinal.ch
Information about the activity +41 27 476 20 00
info@grimentz-zinal.ch
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  • Seasonality : Winter
  • Magic Pass

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