Booking for : Managing Avalanche Terrain

    Managing Avalanche Terrain


    Would you like to improve your decision making skills & ability to manage terrain while traveling in the backcountry?


    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)

    » Mask

    Equipment rentals

    » We now offer splitboard rentals out of Golden, BC!

    For touring skis, splitboards & safety equipment check out:

    » Selkirk Sports & Avalanche Safety Solutions in Golden
    » MEC in Kelowna
    » Revelstoke Powder Rentals

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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


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    Refund policy

    If cancelled within 14 days of the booking date you will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled.

    If cancelled before the 14 day mark 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.

    Covid policy

    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

    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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