Types: Avalanche Safety, Winter
This is a hands-on avalanche awareness training course featuring practical field experience augmented with a half day of self-directed classroom theory. Our AST 1+ course is designed to provide you a solid grounding in the essentials of avalanche safety while introducing you to the amazing backcountry ski areas around the Sea to Sky.
Next Course:Leaving Dec 4 2021 from $319.00
Backcountry skiing, splitboarding and snowshoeing are exciting sports but without proper knowledge, enthusiasts often take unnecessary risks. Educate yourself with an investment in our AST 1+ Avalanche Skills Training Course! Proper training will make your winter travels in avalanche terrain safer and more enjoyable. Our avalanche safety instructors are members of the Canadian Avalanche Association and Guides. Their extensive personal experience in winter guiding, avalanche operations and forecasting will add an extra dimension of interest to your training. Even better, we will spend 2 full days in the field instead of the much more common single day. This will allow you more time to learn and get confident traveling around in avalanche terrain.
This AST 1 course is based out of the Squamish and Whistler areas, north of Vancouver. After you have completed the online learning at home we will do a brief classroom session on the first day before heading out into the backcountry for some hands-on learning. The exact location of the field day will be based on current conditions and weather but we often head into one of the common backcountry ski areas around the Sea to Sky such as Shannon Creek, Metal Dome, Callaghan, Duffy, etc.
Dec 4 to 5 2021
Dec 18 to 19 2021
Jan 8 to 9 2022
Custom courses available upon request.
Day 0.5 – Classroom Day:
- You will be provided with a log-in and password for an online learning course that covers all of the classroom related materials.
Day 1 & 2 – Field Days:
- 8:00am: Morning Classroom Session
- 9:30am: Head out the door for a day of ski touring & learning
- 4:00pm: Back at meeting location for pm debrief