Mountain Safety and Rescue

Pôle Montagne Risk

"PMR" is La Chamoniarde’s educational area, allowing everyone to learn about the natural mountain environment and its dangers.

Explaining and raising awareness of mountain risks


The free-entry 60m2 exhibition area consists in providing informative panels and video documentaries to visitors who can organize their visit as they wish following a theme, their curiosity or in search of a specific mountain topic. 

Exhibition themes :
  • Mountain practice hazards
  • Mountain weather
  • Major natural hazards in the Chamonix valley
  • Access to the alpine and global warming 


Year round, Pôle Montagne Risk displays free animations adapted to young audiences visiting our mountain region. Each presentation is adapted to their needs, age, living environment and education level. For the last 15 years, La Chamoniarde has instructed in the field of alpine natural environment to educate young publics from all origins.

Experienced adults will also find interactive tools and animations to increase their knowledge.

Popular themes :

  • An introduction to the alpine environment
  • Mountain hazards
  • Snow and avalanches 
  • Mountain weather
  • Major hazards management
  • Global warming effects
  • Mountain rescue organisation

We can organize on-site animations on request.

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This mountain awareness program was design to answer the needs of the valley primary schools. Young children are taught about their natural alpine environment and its impact on our daily life with regards to safety and the local culture.

The program: during winter time, children participate in 3 educational workshops to test and improve their knowledge. Instruction is backed up with a small comprehensive reference book.

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A“ Freeride jeunes” tutoring program is also available for young skiers to improve their skills and teach them how to adapt their behaviour while skiing off-piste. In french only

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