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Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 – Sled


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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. 

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» 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 → choose desired location → select desired date

Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST provider

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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

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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!

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Required equipment

» Sled

» Transceiver (recommended 3 antenna)

» Probe (recommended 3 meter)

» Shovel

» Backpack

» Helmet

» Food

» Warm clothing

» Trail pass

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$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

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Women’s Specific AST 1 courses are available

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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

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Gift Card


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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.


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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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