Introductory Avalanche Course

Are you using the mountains during the winter and want to learn more about avalanches? In this course we cover basic knowledge such as recognising avalnche terrain, using safety equipment and planning safe trips.


This course is meant for those who wish to learn more about safe ski mountaineering. Our focus is recognizing avalanche terrain, giving thorough introduction in the use of avalanche safety gear (beacon, spade and search rod), and how to plan and complete a safe trip.

We will use the days outside in the mountains where we will experience diverse terrain. We will practice and discuss different routes, look at snow conditions, and learn to use the safety gear.

The goal is making you able to recognise avalanche terrain, and make safe choices in the mountains.

We welcome you.

Dates winter 2022:

5-6 february – 6 spots left (Norwegian)

19-20 february – 3 spots left. (Norwegian)

Dont hesitate to contact us if you have questions,

About the course

Suitable for

Those wanting to learn more about snow and the mountains during winter.


Max. 6 per guide.


Touring skis , winter clothing, avalanche safety gear (can be rented).


2 days.

Meeting point

Trevarefabrikken 08.30


Full refund on cancellation at the latest 7 days before start of the trip.


Please read our safety rules.


NOK 3000,- per person.

The course contains vital information for those traversing snow covered mountains.

What our guests say

Thanks a lot to Vegard and I Fri Natur for an amazing nature experience!

The last 4 days we have been climbing different peaks in Henningsvær adapted to our skill level and progression. We got to feel the rush of trad climbing while still feeling safe and protected

Vegard is a very skilled instructor who has a burning passion for what he does, and I can surely recommend him!

Erlend, 25.06.2020

Vegard is and is percieved as a highly skilled instructor and guide! He has a special way of conveying to others how to travel the mountains safely and well.

Vegard brought us to Kalle, Pedersen Ryggen and Pianohandler Lunds route. During all the trips, learning and safety is the main focus.

I recommend Vegard in the strongest manner! ?

Fredrik, 22.06.2020

Thank you so much for a memory-filled trip to Svolværgeita! We are four very content girls after super guiding from Vegard. We are looking forward to more adventures with I Fri Natur! ?????‍♀️

Kristina, 09.07.2020
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