Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) is your stepping stone into the backcountry. This course is a must have if you plan on ducking that rope & leaving the resort behind.
This course will cover avalanche formation and release, identifying avalanche terrain, the basics of trip planning, tools and resources to mitigate your avalanche risk, appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain and basic companion rescue. The classroom session can be split into two evenings allowing you to shred during the day!
AST 1 will follow the curriculum provided by Avalanche Canada and will provide you with the knowledge necessary for you to further your education either with Managing Avalanche Terrain,Companion Rescue, AST 2 or CAA Level 1 Avalanche Operations.
Check out our Shreducation Flow Chart to see where your training can take you!
Prerequisites: Comfortable skiing or snowboarding on blue & some black runs at the resort.
*Available as an add on for Touring Camps
Women’s Specific AST 1 courses are available
$239 per person + GST
Minimum 4 people
*Does NOT include lift ticket for the field day.
+ $159 + GST per person with Learn To Walk Uphill add on
Private Group Pricing:
$950 + GST up to 4 people
$1435 + GST up to 6 people
$1900 + GST up to 8 people
Refund Policy: If cancelled within 14 days of the course / camp you will receive 50% of your money back. If cancelled before the 14 day mark you will be charged a $35 processing fee and receive a full refund minus $35. Please note that if the minimum number of people to run a course is not met the course will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.