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Online course • AST 2 •


Stay Wild got creative in 2020 and came up with new ways for you to learn with us that will keep you safe from avalanches, virus’, murder hornets, and whatever else this world might send our way.


We’re stoked to offer the in-class portion of our Avalanche Skills Training 2 (AST 2) course as a custom interactive online course. We’re stoked about this development because it means you can take the in-class portion of AST 2 from the comfort of your home!


If you wish to continue your education after completing the online course you can complete the

AST 2 field days.


Not ready to commit to the field days? Or maybe you live far away but still want to learn.
No problem!

Get your backcountry education started by registering for the AST 2 online course & join us for the field days down the road when the time is right.



If you purchase the online course you will have access for 1 year from the time of purchase.

If you purchase the full AST 2 course you will have access for 1 year


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 about the Blue Green Planet Project.

Online course


Learn from the comfort of your own home at your own pace.

Our custom online course includes a combination of video, audio, text and some spicy jokes.



AST 2 Online Course

»Available in Snowboard / Ski or Sled

»8 hour online course completed at your own pace. Break up over several days or weeks.

»The online course can be completed anywhere at anytime! All you need is a computer, phone or tablet & internet / or cell service

»Must complete the online course before the field days

»You can sign up for just the online course or sign up for online course + field days

»If you only sign up for the AST 2 online course you can register for the field days later on

»You will receive an AST 2 certificate when you complete the online course + field days

»The online course follows the curriculum from Avalanche Canada’s AST program

» You will have access to the online course for 1 year from the time of purchase

What you will learn in your AST 2

» Safe travel techniques

» Progressive planning – google earth, fat maps, trip planning tools

» How to dig a snow pit & how to perform a variety of stability tests

» Terrain analysis, management & verification

» How to access & use danger ratings on a local scale

» Advanced companion rescue skills

» Hazard rating verification

» Decision making tools & techniques

» Route planning and risk mitigation

» Human factors

» Skills to work together as a team within a variety of group dynamics

Online Course Support

» 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



»AST 1

Full AST 2 Prerequisites

»Comfortable skiing / snowboarding black runs at the ski resort for the field day or riding your sled

» A season in the backcountry after your AST 1

Backcountry Gear Guide

Purchasing gear? Check out some of our favourite backcountry gear!



Online course

Full AST 2 (online course + 3 field days)

Ski / Snowboard



Refund Policy

Online courses are non-refundable.

14+ days before the start of your AST 1:
You will receive a refund of 50% if cancelled 14+ days before the start of your course. If you do sign up again in the future you will only be charged for the field day.

0 -14 days before the start of your AST 1:
If cancelled 0-14 days before 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.

You will be required to provide a positive covid test result to receive a credit.

Please follow the latest CDC / provincial guidelines regarding covid.

Why book with us?

  • Avalanche Canada AST Providers
  • Learn from the comfort of your home
  • Local knowledge
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Engaging course to keep you interested

Additional Info

  • Duration : 7 hours
  • Price : $100
  • Location : Your house!



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