Course Schedule

Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1) for sledders

Date: February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020

Course hosted in Burns Lake B.C.

An AST 1 course is where you’ll learn the fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. We start with a day in town doing theory and some practical elements, followed by a full day in the mountains.  This course is suitable for people with basic training and some 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.  Have a blast with others who are just as keen as you are to have a fun, make great choices, and come home at the end of the day.

Click Here to Register for AST 1 Feb 1-2, 2020


About the Course:

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)


Location & Accomodations:

Saturday Class location to be announced.

Cost $350+GST
Instructor: Dave Merritt

Click Here to Register for AST 1 - make sure to select the Feb 1st-2nd weekend!