In cooperation with selected specialist retailers, mountaineering expert Ortovox is offering exclusive evening workshops on avalanche risk management called Ortovox Avalanche Nights at 13 different retailers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland between October 2020 and January 2021. Together with professional mountain guides, interactive, three-hour courses are held to train the basics of avalanche and snow knowledge and correct tour planning. To protect the participants, Ortovox has developed a comprehensive hygiene concept in cooperation with the participating retailers.

The Avalanche Nights are part of the Ortovox Safety Academy. The German brand, part of the Schwanhäußer Industrie Holding (Schwan-Stabilo), has been dedicated to alpine protection since the company was founded in 1980, not only in the form of innovative safety products, but also by passing on and imparting broad knowledge on the topic. The Safety Academy, which began in 2008 as a pure initiative for avalanche courses, today stands for comprehensive alpine safety training – in winter and summer; live, digital and in print.