Lead guide and assistant base manager at CMH Valemount since 1998.
triple winner of the Verbier Xtreme competition and FJT responsible (juniors) in the Freeride World Tour.
Doctorate in Psychology and Director of AC&T Sport Consulting.
Mike Overcast has worked as an owner and operator of numerous mechanized ski operations in Alaska.
Director of the Swiss Ski School Verbier, is also an elite athlete. His record for speed on skis reaches 250km/h, making him the world’s 5th fastest man on skis.
Director of sports services at University and EPF Lausanne
Robert Bolognesi is a nivologist and director of the Meteorisk bureau in Sion where he has studied avalanches for more than 35 years.
Since the age of 26 years, Stephan has earned his living as a professional alpinist and mountain guide.
“Prevention is naturally part of our guide responsibility as well as rescuer”
Introduction to the ISTA program
Basic avalanche risk prevention skills
Xavier De Le Rue, legendary snowboarder, multiple Freeride World Tour winner and former cross world champion shares the importance of education. Thanks Xav!
Eva Walkner, two-time world champion Freeride World Tour, amazing journalist & film maker from Austria.
Mathieu Gschwandtner ISTA ambassador
Ariana Tricomi, World Champion of the Freeride World Tour 2018
The Freeride World Tour ends in a beautiful and sunny Verbier with the grand finale.
100 Sherpas ISTA Certified! Words from Mischu Wirth, partner at Kobler & Partner and ISTA instructor.
A safety workshop with the FWT Athletes.
Guidefinder is an app created by mountain enthusiasts for mountain enthusiasts to share their passion
Swiss freerider Richard Amacker’s new film
ISTA is very excited to launch a partnership with Explore-Share.
Winter is just around the corner and this Shades of Winter film by Sandra Lahnsteiner will be all the motivation you need.
It’s coming, folks: first snow has fallen on our mountains and the peaks are turning white again.
Starts in Zermatt are scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, and Friday, April 22, 2016.
The first weekend of April saw the Freeride World Tour return to its spiritual home in Verbier.
When an avalanche rips out from under you...
The athletes put a superb spectacle for the fans during the finals of the Nendaz Freeride
Some of the tours best FWT riders came together to complete their ST1 training!
Thank you to the first riders of the Freeride World Tour who recently did their ISTA training.
What better way to symbolize our international development than a campaign to sail around the world in record time?
Over 30 new MENTORS, all UIAGM certified, some of which came from far away!
A great artist joins the ISTA team!
Last test day of the avalanche course!
High delegation of the Bureau des Guides de Verier as well as some of the Swiss Ski School teachers discover ISTA
The Freeride World Tour chose ISTA as their Education Partner
We were pleased to welcome Val d’Aosta delegation composed of members of the Montagna Sicura Foundation
The first official tests for the DISCOVERY and ST1 trainings took place in Verbier (VS) last February 20th and March 7th.
Safety is a priority at SCOTT. As manufacturers of Wintersports gear, outerwear, and safety equipment, we are very happy to have found a partner that can, through backcountry education and training, help keep our customers even safer when in the mountains. Quality is, in every aspect, an important part of what we do and believe in, and we look for this in our partners also – we are very happy to say we’ve found this in our partnership with ISTA.
Marketing Manager Wintersport