Shreducation Flow Chart
Wondering where to start?! There are so many great backcountry courses!
Check our our avalanche education flow chart to see where your training can take you!
Scroll down to see our courses, course details, and available dates.
Women's specific courses
In a male-dominated industry, Stay Wild offers exclusive women's-only classes in addition to our co-ed avalanche courses & sled camps. As a female-led company, our instructors have been the only gal in the shred crew or avy safety course way too often. While we love the men that come out for our co-ed avalanche courses, there’s something magical about like-minded ladies learning together and having a killer day on the mountain.
Refresh your skills & get those backcountry brain waves firing. We have options from online only to an in person field day to get you ready for the shred season ahead!
Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) Courses
The Stay Wild team put their heads down and got creative in 2020. We had to come up with a way to offer our classroom sessions while keeping us safe from avalanches, virus’, murder hornets, and whatever else 2020 sent our way.
We’re stoked to offer the in-class portion of our Avalanche Skills Training level 1 (AST 1) course as a custom interactive online course! Learn from the comfort of your home and stay engaged with videos, quizzes and the odd bad joke thrown in here and there.
After you’ve finished the online course, you can complete the AST 1 field day portion in Golden, Fernie, Kimberley, Kelowna, or Revelstoke. As always, field days classes are available as both co-ed + women’s only.
Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 (AST 2) Courses
Take your training to the next level with the AST 2 course. Learn & improve your decision making, terrain management, route finding, snow pit & trip planning skills with this 4 day course.
The companion rescue one day course will take your avalanche rescue skills to the next level. We will practice a variety of scenarios and techniques to improve your search skills. Time is everything out there, be prepared and dialled in your rescue skills.
This is a great yearly refresher option for you & your crew.