Improve your decision making skills & ability to manage terrain while traveling in the backcountry.
This one day course is focused on improving your trip planning, route finding, group management & decision making skills.
Build your knowledge, skill set & process allowing you to travel safely & confidently through the mountains.
We are currently taking private group bookings. Please contact us for availability & pricing.
» 1 day course
» Located in the backcountry
» Available for Ski / Snowboard or Sled
» Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST Provider
» Terrain evaluation
» Safe travel techniques
» How to mitigate risk when traveling in the backcountry
» Decision making strategies
» Route planning
» Risk management
» How to read terrain & line choice
Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
» Touring equipment if taking ski/snowboard specific course (touring skis / skins / splitboard)
» Mechanically sound snowmobile if taking sled specific course
» Transceiver (3 antenna)
» Probe (3 meter recommended)
» Warm clothing
» Trail pass (for sled course)
» Day ticket to Kicking Horse for Golden course (for ski / snowboard course)
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$189 + GST per person
Private Group Pricing:
$945 + GST up to 5 people
$1135 + GST up to 6 people
$1520 + GST up to 8 people
Does NOT include trail fees for sled course
Does NOT include lift ticket at resorts to access the backcountry.
Available as an add on to Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1)
Please read our waiver prior to booking
14+ days before the start of your course
If you cancel your course you will receive a full refund minus a $35 processing fee 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
- Splitboard or skis welcome
- Avalanche Canada certified instructors
- Local knowledge
- Snowmobile Specific Available
- Welcoming & Comfortable learning environment