Booking for : Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 – Ski / Snowboard

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Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 – Ski / Snowboard


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

Necessary equipment:

  • Transceiver
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Touring equipment (touring skis / or splitboard, skins, poles)
  • Appropriate clothing for a day in the backcountry
  • Food
  • Courses are available at the ski hill if touring equipment is not available


$229 per person + GST

*Does NOT include lift ticket for the field day.

+ $159 + GST per person with Learn To Walk Uphill add on

Check out our schedule for upcoming courses!

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.

Why book with us?

  • Small group sizes
  • Flexible location choices
  • Ladies only groups available
  • Avalanche Canada certified instructors
  • Local knowledge
  • AST 1 Certificate
  • Available as add on to Touring Camps!
  • Welcoming & Comfortable learning environment

Brittney Dickson

Owner, Lead Instructor, Lead Coach for Sled and Touring Camps, Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Level 1 Avalanche Operations, CAA Active member, Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1, 90 hour Wilderness First Aid, crevasse rescue and basic glacier travel, 10 years on a snowmobile, 5 years splitboarding.

Alex Giesbrecht

Lead instructor, avalanche technician at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 Avalanche Operations, CAA professional member, NUOEC first aid ticket and has been teaching Avalanche Skills Training for 8 years.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 2 days
  • Price : $229 / per person
  • Location : Golden, BC. Other locations upon request.


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+1 250 290-0065

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