Online Backcountry Refresher
Sharpen your skills and get ready for the pow season ahead with our online refresher course of all things backcountry!
If you want to spend the day in the backcountry with us + get access to this online course check out
our AST 1 Refresher course.
Sharpen your backcountry skill set before heading out this season & join us for our online Backcountry Refresher course!
This affordable crash course will have you review transceiver searching, probing, and shovelling; go over new information for the 2021 / 22 season including recalls, new products, and any information on park closures or limitations in the era of Covid-19. We’ll also be looking at an avalanche case study in this course and reviewing the human + environmental factors that go into making safe decisions in the backcountry.
This online course is accessible to anyone with a computer / tablet or smartphone wanting a refresh on backcountry basics + updates before they head out this winter.
Must have completed AST 1 to take this course.
Online Backcountry Refresher Course
Online + field day
» Online course can be completed anywhere at anytime!
» This is a snowboard / ski specific course, sledders yours is coming soon!
» Refresh from the comfort of your own home
» Set aside 2-3 hours to complete the course
» You will have access for 90 days after purchasing
» Online course is compatible with computers, tablets and smartphones. Must have internet or cell service.
» Review & practice transceiver search, probing and shovelling
» Update on any new information, recalls etc
» Human factors
» Decision making in avalanche terrain
» Route finding exercises
» Pre season gear check
» Avalanche bulletin review
» Trip planning
» Case study on a pervious avalanche incident
» You will be invited to our private facebook group where you can posts questions, tell stories & meet other like minded people!
» We are always happy to answer questions or clarify concepts through email or a phone call
» Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
» Computer, tablet or smartphone
» Internet or cell service
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$45 + GST for online course
Online courses are non-refundable.
0 – 14 days before start date of your course:
If cancelled within 14 days of the course start date you will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled.
14+ days before the start of your course:
If cancelled 14 or more days before the start of your course you will be charged a $35 processing fee and receive a full refund minus $35 (not applicable to online courses).
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.
If you are sick with Covid 19 & can not make it to your scheduled course you will receive a credit to use at a later date with Stay Wild Backcountry Skills. We will work together with you to find a date that works when you are feeling better.
Please do not show up to a course if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to anyone with Covid 19 in the previous 2 weeks to your course. Our instructors can send home students if they show up ill & we will work together with them to reschedule a date.
Physical distancing will be maintained during courses & camps. If physical distancing can not be maintained (ie gondola) students will be required to wear a face covering (buff / face mask).
Please respect physical distancing and Covid regulations during our courses / camps.
Why book with us?
- Avalanche Canada AST Providers
- Welcoming & comfortable learning environment
- Local knowledge
- Small group sizes
- Experienced & knowledgable instructors
- Online course
- Socially distant & outside field session