Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 is foundation for safe travel and is the first step in traveling in avalanche terrain. Our AST 1 course consist of a 5-6 hour online segment which you will be required to complete on your own in your time before the weekend of your course. This gives you time to study and process the learning material in a way that will naturally progress to the field days. Day one in the field we will be working on avalanche companion rescue techniques, navigation/orientation and terrain recognition. Day two we will practice our skills from day one while venturing deeper into the backcountry learning the necessary skills to make safe decisions while traveling in and though avalanche terrain. The curriculum that we teach is above the standard recommended by Avalanche Canada.
- Field Day 1 – 9:30am – 4:30pm (Avalanche companion rescue, Navigation/orientation, Terrain assessment)
- Field Day 2 -8:30am – 4:30pm (Practice rescue, Terrain recognition and decision making)
|Includes||Avalauator 2 card, Avalanche handbook, certification|
|Does Not Include||Ski hill lift passes (if applicable), Avalanche rescue gear, backcountry touring gear|
* Taxes not Included.
- Touring skis or board/snowshoes
- Warm clothes
- Food and water
- Compass with Clinometer
- Snow Thermometer