Training and awareness

/Training and awareness
Training and awareness 2019-10-15T06:58:34+00:00

Specific training

The Centre de Lauegi of Conselh Generau d’Aran is committed to the continuing education of professionals and advanced users.

  • Training to the Mountain Rescue Team of the Aranese firefighters Pompièrs d’Aran
  • Training to the Rangers of the Environmental Service of the Aranese Government Conselh Generau d’Aran
  • Training and maintenance of the local observer network Obs Lauegi
  • Public awareness talks throughout the winter season

What is Obs Lauegi network?

Obs Lauegi is the informal network of observers of the Centre de Lauegi of Conselh Generau d’Aran. It is made up by professional and amateur users with advanced knowledge of snow science and avalanche terrain, who carry out most of their winter activity in the Aran valley. Observers report their field observations daily. This info is greatly relevant for the verification of the avalanche forecasting, the analysis of the current avalanche situation at any given time and for the following day’s avalanche forecasting. This collaboration is the result of a successful exchange (we provide training and observers provide information) which has been ongoing for a few seasons now. We are very proud of this exchange and plan to continue putting our efforts into it.

If you want to be part of the Obs Lauegi network, we invite you to send us your observations by sending an e-mail to or through our social media. If we receive your input with a certain regularity, you will get an invitation to join the network and to take part in the scheduled training activities.

Avalanche Skills Training Courses (AST)

Since the 2014-15 season, the Centre de Lauegi no longer organizes AST courses for mountaineers. This task has been fully undertaken by the Association for the Knowledge of Snow and Avalanches (ACNA), which, as from the 2010/2011 season, facilitates the organization of AST1 AST2 courses meeting quality standards (revised and updated contents and learning materials, adequate duration, properly trained and qualified instructors, proportionate instructor/participant ratios, etc).

We recommend anyone interested in taking an AST course to refer to the ACNA website in order to register for one of the courses offered (the calendar will be available as from December). Courses or awareness talks are also available on demand. Should you wish to request one, please send an e-mail to