Leysin’s Avalanche Training Center has free safety lessons

The temptation to ski off-piste is great when the powder is fresh, but skiers, hikers and mountain-lovers should know how to use avalanche victim rescue equipments. Leysin, in canton Vaud, has a popular Avalanche Training Center at the top of the Aï chairlift. Eight markers that are hidden in the snow play avalanche victims and have to be located with the help of the appropriate search and rescue equipment. The Center is open to everyone and is free of charge. It offers a free course for children and young people on the dangers avalanches present.