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Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

Increase your safety in the mountains with avalanche skills training!

Star Outline Fitness Level: Moderate, ability to hike for 6 hours

Forward Ski Experience: Must be able to traverse on skis or split-board

User Age: 16 & up

Dollar Price: $275/person + GST

Train in Avalanche Safety Skills

The focus of our Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1) program is on preparing people to make informed decisions in avalanche terrain and understand the risks in which they are engaging. It is a great way to gain a foundation in avalanche awareness and safety.

This national certification course uses the curriculum and student handbooks provided by Avalanche Canada and is delivered by our professional ACMG accredited instructors. With years of practical experience delivering AST courses to the Jasper, Valemount, McBride and Robson Valley areas, we’re excited to share our backcountry knowledge with you.

We offer remote learning, a video call prior to the field day and one day in the field. This is a great introduction or a great refresher at the start of the season.

You will have access to our ACMG accredited instructors, while having time to learn at your own pace, in your own home, at times that work for you. Take a look at Module 1 from our Online Classroom to discover what it’s all about.

Totally new to Ski Touring? Our AST 1  field days are based at Marmot Basin Ski Resort so you can learn the fundamental techniques of ski touring or split boarding alongside the Avalanche Canada curriculum.

 On-line Classroom

Complete the classroom portion before your field day through a series of readings, exercises, and quizzes.  Meet your instructor and group in a video call prior to the field day to review material, ask questions, and complete a trip planning exercise (2 hours). You’ll need a Google account to access the online classroom.
*Access to the online classroom material will open November 1st and remain available to you all winter. 

Field day

Sign up for your AST 1 course by selecting your field day in the calendar. The price of this course is $275 and includes access to our On-line Classroom material. The field day will provide opportunities to practice many of the skills highlighted in the classroom portion, along with some fun backcountry skiing or snowboarding.

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