The new avalanche training programme to prevent accidents in the mountains

The DISCOVERY course is a one-day introduction to the ISTA programme.


The training day provides information about the ISTA philosophy as well as covering the basics of risk prevention. You will be introduced to the skills that you need to navigate the mountains safely in winter. By the end of the course, you will be able to evaluate the entire risk assessment process with the help of the handbook.


The course is structured around a typical day in the mountains, combining fun, theory and practical workshops. It begins with an explanation of the ISTA principle, the human and environmental factors and the risk factors that these cause. The practical part, which covers how to recognise and identify risks and stay safe off-piste, will take place in the afternoon. At the end of the day, the course will teach you rescue search techniques to use in emergency situations when there is an avalanche.

ISTA Lawinenkurse gibt es in Österreich in Hochfügen
ISTA das neue internationale Lawinenausbildungsrogramm gibt es in Hochfügen
ISTA das neue internationale Lawinenausbildungsrogramm, Hochfügen
ISTA Lawinenkurse gibt es in Österreich in Hochfügen
Per person € 265,00

ISTA Discovery

Min. 2 persons

  • First international programme
  • Progressive certification
  • Standardised specialist terminology
  • Efficient training material
  • One day including teaching materials, badge and ISTA pass

Appointment on Request

Please note that weather and snow conditions must be considered for off-piste adventures. We are happy to accept your request for ISTA Discovery and will make a suitable appointment with you.


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1 day of your choice
1 day
Suited for:
Beginners, advanced and pros
Min. 2 persons
Price with a valid skipass:
€ 265,00 p.p.
Price including skipass:
€ 316,50 p.p. +. € 2,00 deposit

With ISTA vouchers you get a refund of your training costs

What are ISTA rewards?

ISTA developed a unique rewards system supported by select ski resorts and partners in the sports gear and travel industries. As a participant you will be rewarded for your  investment in avalanche training with exclusive offers. 



What is the value of the ISTA vouchers? 

Vouchers are provided in the amount of the ISTA training kit’s cost. This means that participants can recover the full amount of the course fees.



How and where are the vouchers redeemed? 

Vouchers can be used when purchasing exclusive products and services from ISTA’s strategic partners. As a participant you will receive a discount of up to 20% on retail pricing. Vouchers can be redeemed at ISTA’s strategic partners’ online or retail shops.


An up-to-date list of partners and offers is available at