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Online course • Avalanche Training • AST 1


Online Avalanche Safety Education

Stay Wild got creative in 2020 & 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 1 (AST 1) course as a custom interactive online course. We’re stoked about this development because it means you can take the in-class portion of our AST 1 from the comfort of your home!

If you wish to continue your education after completing the online course, you can complete the AST 1 field day in Golden, Fernie, Kimberley, Kelowna, or Revelstoke.

As always, field days classes are available as both co-ed + women’s only. 


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

Get your backcountry education started by registering for just the online course & you can always join us for the AST 1 field day down the road when the time is right.

Register » Full AST 1 course » Online + field day

Register » online only


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

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

For every course registration a tree gets planted

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. 

Instead of classroom sessions, learn from the comfort of your own home – at your own pace.

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

Details • AST 1 Online Course

» Available in Snowboard / Ski or Sled

» 7-hour online course at your own pace

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

» Must complete the online course before the field day

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

» If you only sign up for the AST 1 online course you can register for a field day later on

» You will receive an avalanche safety AST 1 certificate when you complete the online course & field day

» The online course follows the curriculum from Avalanche Canada’s AST 1 program

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

What you will learn

» Avalanche formation & release

» How to identify avalanche terrain

» Basic trip planning

» The ins & outs of the Avalanche Forecast

» Human factors & tools to mitigate them

» Tools & resources to manage avalanche risk

» Safe backcountry travel techniques

» Basic companion rescue

» How to use transceiver, probe & shovel


» How to dig a snow pit & perform a compression test (field day)

Online learning 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 with the online course


» None for the online course

» Comfortable skiing / snowboarding black runs at the ski resort for the full AST 1 Snowboard / Ski course

» Comfortable operating your sled on trails and in meadows for the full AST 1 sled course

» Completion of the online course before the field day for the full avalanche skills training course

Pricing • AST 1

Online AST 1 course

Full AST 1 (online course + field day)

Ski / Snowboard

Full AST 1


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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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