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SAAC basic camps

SAAC stands for Snow & Alpine Awareness Camps and offers two-day-avalanche tuition for free.

NEWS: SAAC Basic Camp Füssener Jöchle held in English, February 18 & 19, 2017,
Registration will open October 15, 2016! (follow the link, click "Anmeldung" and fill in the form)

theoretical part: February 18, 2017, 4 to 7 pm Hotel "...liebes Rot Flüh", Seestraße 26, A-6673 Haldensee

practical part: February 19, 2017, 8.45 am to 3.30 pm, meeting point: 08.45 am bottom station "8er EUB" Füssener Jöchle

what to bring: ski or snowboard gear, backpack (probe, shovel und receiver can be rented for free)

costs: 31,- euro for the liftticket plus 2,- euros for the keycard. needs to be paid in advance! bank account:

Raiffeisenbank Westliches Mittelgebirge
Inhaber: Verein zur Information über alpine Gefahr
IBAN: AT46 3620 9000 0021 7703

accomodation: participants have to organise their accomodation on their own. please contact the tourist office.

Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal
Infobüro Grän-Haldensee
Dorfstrasse 1
A-6673 Grän-Haldensee
Tel.: +43 (0) 5675 6285
Fax: +43 (0) 5675 62 20 60

Basic information on the camps
The SAAC basic camps are a two-day-course of basic knowledge about avalanches and the risks off-piste. In these two days the SAAC guides - all of them certified - inform about the dangers and how to behave in the backcountry.

The SAAC basic camps starts with a 3-hour-theoretical part on the first day. On the second day the participants divide into small groups of ten people with a guide for each group and go out into the backcountry.

Participation at an SAAC basic camp is for free as well as the rental of avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. Transport and accomodation is not included. Please contact your travel agent or the local tourism office.

Participants at all SAACs have to be at least 14 years old and to be able to ski or board off-piste. Attention: this is not a skiing or snowboarding lesson but an avalanche course. Per camp 50 people are allowed to participate.

Theoretical part (1st day):

*types of avalanches
*European danger scale
*group dynamics

What to bring:
about 3 hours time

Practical part (2nd day):

*how to get a weather report
*how to get an avalanche report
*risk management
*terrain check
*danger check
*risk judgement
*how to behave off-piste
*how to use emergency gear
*what to do in case of an emergency
*how to help somebody entombed

What to bring:

your snowboarding or skiing gear
a backpack to carry shovel and probe


You can get a liftpass for the practical part at a lower rate at the time of registration. Please state immediatly at registration if you need a liftpass or if you already have one. Liftpasses have to be paid at registration.


Follow the link and choose a date and location that fits you. At the end of each camp-site you'll find the "Anmeldung"-button.


The camps are held in German. For bigger groups there are English speaking guides available. Please contact us at