Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1)

This certification course uses the curriculum, instructional materials and student handbooks provided by the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC).

At A Glance

Ages: 8-55

No pre-requisites except:

  • Reasonable fitness (ability to go for a 6-hour hike)
  • An interest in backcountry travel
  • The ability to travel in a winter environment on skis or split-board

 

 

About

This certification course uses the curriculum, instructional materials and student handbooks provided by the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC). It is a great way to gain a foundation in avalanche awareness and safety.

The national course standards, the course content and materials are developed by the CAC and delivered by top-notch instructors with years of practical field experience.

We believe in offering this course in a positive learning environment and are committed to passing on the important messages that increase your safety in the mountains.

*Includes Course Material

**Reasonable fitness is defined as the ability to climb a ladder, go for a short run or hike, and/or play a game of soccer