Booking for : Managing Avalanche Terrain

    Managing Avalanche Terrain


    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

    What you will learn

    » 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

    Required equipment

    » Touring equipment if taking ski/snowboard specific course (touring skis / skins / splitboard)

    » Mechanically sound snowmobile if taking sled specific course

    » Helmet

    » Transceiver (3 antenna)

    » Probe (3 meter recommended)

    » Shovel

    » Warm clothing

    » Food

    » 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

    Refund policy

    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.

    Covid policy

    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 follow the latest CDC / provincial guidelines regarding covid.

    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

    Alex Giesbrecht

    Lead instructor, avalanche technician at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 Avalanche Operations, CAA professional member, NUOEC first aid ticket, Avalanche Canada AST Instructor and has been teaching Avalanche Skills Training for 8 years.

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 1 day
    • Price : $189 / per person
    • Location : Golden, Revelstoke, Kelowna, Fernie or others upon request.


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

    +1 250 290-0065

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