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Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 – Sled


Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) is your stepping stone into the backcountry. This course is a must have if you plan on leaving the fields behind & riding your sled in the mountains. 


Need to know details:

  • 2 day course – 1 day in the classroom & 1 day in the backcountry
  • Beginner course
  • Minimum amount of training required if you are headed into the backcountry
  • To register click Book Now, scroll to desired location & select desired date
  • Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST provider


What you will learn:

  • Avalanche formation & release
  • How to identify avalanche terrain
  • Basic trip planning
  • The ins & outs of the Avalanche Forecast
  • Human factors
  • Tools & resources to mitigate avalanche risk
  • Safe travel techniques
  • Basic companion rescue
  • How to use transceiver, probe & shovel
  • How to dig a snow pit & perform a compression test


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 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! 



  • None


Necessary equipment:

  • Sled
  • Transceiver (recommended 3 antenna)
  • Probe (recommended 3 meter)
  • Shovel
  • Backpack
  • Helmet
  • Food
  • Warm clothing
  • Trail pass



$329 + GST per person

*Does not include trail fees

Private Group Pricing:

$1320 + GST up to 4 people
$1975 + GST up to 6 people
$2635 + GST up to 8 people


Women’s Specific AST 1 courses are available


Course Outline:

Day 1:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Classroom session
*Evening classroom sessions are from 6pm – 10 pm both nights

Day 2:
8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Field day located in the backcountry




Refund Policy: If cancelled within 14 days of the course / camp you will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled.  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 Sled Camps!
  • Welcoming & Comfortable learning environment


Owner, Lead Instructor, Lead Coach for Sled and Touring Camps, Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Level 1 Avalanche Operations, CAA Active member, Avalanche Search & Rescue Advanced Skills, Intro to Weather, Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1, 90 hour Wilderness First Aid, crevasse rescue and basic glacier travel, 12 years on a snowmobile


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 10 years.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 2 days
  • Price : $329 / per person
  • Location : Golden, BC. Others available upon request.


If you have questions or need more information, we're here to help!

+1 250 290-0065

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