Feel more confident with your rescue skills and equipment. This one day course will allow you to get to know the ins & outs of your rescue gear.
Our goal is to reach a point where our rescue skills are like reflexes. Our brain knows what to do & we can effectively work through the steps as quickly as possible.
This course will teach you more advanced rescue skills as well as focus on dialing in your current skill set learned in the AST 1.
Grab your crew, register & practice together. Knowing each others strengths & how to work together as a team is so important when building your backcountry dream team.
» 1 day course
» You will get access to our online course followed by a day in the backcountry
» Available for Ski / Snowboard or Sled
» To book click book now → choose desired location → select desired dates
» Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST Provider
» How to properly prioritize and organize when involved in an avalanche rescue scenario
» Single & multiple burial transceiver searches
» Close proximity & deep burial transceiver searching techniques
» Practice a variety of scenarios to help prepare & train your brain on what to do if you find yourself in a backcountry emergency
» Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1)
» Check out our Shreducation Flow Chart to see where your training can take you!
Select the BOOK NOW button below to select a location & date.
If your crew is looking for a private course contact us & we will find a date that works for you.
» Computer, tablet or smart phone to complete the online course
»Touring equipment if taking ski/snowboard specific course
» Mechanically sound snowmobile if taking sled specific course
»Transceiver (3 antenna)
» Probe (3 meters)
» Warm clothing
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$189 per person + GST
*Does NOT include trail fees for sled courses
*Does NOT include lift tickets at KHMR or Fernie Alpine Resort for the field day
Private group rates:
$945 + GST up to 5 people
$1135 + GST up to 6 people
$1500 + GST up to 8 people
The online course can be completed at anytime before the field day
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Please read our waiver prior to booking
Online courses are non-refundable.
14+ days before the start of your course
If you cancel your Companion Rescue course you will receive a full refund minus $35 if cancelled 14+ days before the start date of your course.
0 – 14 days before the start of your course
If cancelled within 14 days of the start date of your course you will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled.
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 & 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?
- Small group sizes
- Flexible location choices
- Ladies only groups available
- Available in sled specific or Ski / Snowboard specific
- Avalanche Canada certified instructors
- Local instructors & knowledge
- Socially distant & outside field session
- Supportive learning environment