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Online Backcountry Refresher


Online Backcountry Refresher

Sharpen your skills and get ready for the season ahead with our online refresher course full 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.

This affordable crash course will have you review transceiver searching, probing, and shovelling; go over new information for the upcoming season including recalls, new products, and any information on park closures or access limitations.


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.


Our online backcountry refresher 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 the AST 1 to take this course.

Online Backcountry Refresher Course

Online + Field day

AST 1 Refresher course


We are very excited to announce that we have partnered up with the Blue Green Planet Project for this upcoming season.

We have commited to planting a tree for every course registration we receive!

To learn more follow this link to a write up we did on the Blue Green Planet Project.

Online backcountry refresher course

Learn from the comfort of your own home & refresh over several days. Our students love spreading out their learning and taking the time to let it all sink in.


» 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 4-6 hours to complete the online course

» You will have access for 90 days after purchasing

» Our backcountry online course is compatible with computers, tablets and smartphones. Must have internet or cell service.


What you can expect to learn

» 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

» You can check out our blog post to view solutions to common roadblocks with your online course



» Computer, tablet or smartphone

» Internet or cell service

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$59 + GST for online course

Refund policy

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.

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

Additional Info

  • Duration : 4 - 6 hours
  • Availability : Online!
  • Price : $59
  • Location : Your house!


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


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