AST 1 (Avalanche Safety Training) Courses

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Come join us for an introduction to safe winter travel in the backcountry on our Avalanche Skills Training course. Students will be required to complete some pre-course reading, which will be expanded on during two field days with your certified guide. This course follows the scope of the Avalanche Canada AST 1 program. We'll cover concepts of using terrain to minimize hazards, basic snow stability tests, travel tips, and more.

Our AST 1 programs are suitable for snowboarders on splitboards (discount rentals available LIMITED QUANTITY) and skiers on touring setups.

At the end of the course, you will be awarded an Avalanche Canada AST 1 certification.

SKILL LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: Intermediate-level snowboard or ski skills

DURATION: 2 Full Field Days, plus a mandatory pre-trip Zoom meeting

AGES: 16 + years