Course Schedule

Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1) for sledders

Date: December 15, 2018 8:30 am to December 16, 2018 6:00 pm

An AST 1 course is where you’ll learn the fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. An AST 1 course includes one day in town, followed by a day in the mountains, and is suitable for people with basic training and little experience.

We all have to start somewhere!  This winter take the training that will help you understand your environment and the tools available to you, and help you make good decisions every time you head out into the backcountry.

Click here for more details and equipment needed.  Course registration fee: $330+GST.  The classroom component (Day 1) will be held at OVERhang's facility in Prince George; the practical component (Day 2) will take place in Wells, BC.

 To register for AST-1, SNOWMOBILERS click here.


By the end of this introductory course, you will understand how to:

• Evaluate the basics of avalanche formation and release

• Identify avalanche terrain

• Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip

• Use appropriate decision-making tools

• Find resources for obtaining terrain ratings if a trip is not rated

• Find resources for obtaining Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins if these are not available

• Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain

• Carry out a companion rescue

• Understand the limits of your training.

Participants must have sled, helmet, and basic avy gear (shovel, probe, & digital transceiver)

Cost $330+GST
Instructor: Dave Merritt, Outside Ventures