Classic AST 1 Squamish

Types: Avalanche Safety, Winter

Classic AST 1 Squamish

This classic AST includes 1 classroom day that is done as an online course followed by a field day. 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 Nov 23 2024 from $269.00

Classic AST 1 Squamish

BlackSheep Adventure Sport's Classic AST 1 based out of Squamish BC is ideal for anyone that want's to get into the backcounty.

Backcountry skiing, splitboarding and snowshoeing are exciting sports but without proper knowledge and annual retraining, enthusiasts often take unnecessary risks. Educate yourself with an investment in our AST 1 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.

Other Options:

  • If you just want more that 1 field day check out our 2-day AST 1+ Course: AST 1+
  • If you have already taken an AST 1 and want to learn more check out an AST 2 course.

Pre-Trip Homework:

Our AST’s are broken down into two components, an online course which is followed by the field training. You will be provided access to the online portion a week or two before the course. However it can be useful to do a little extra preparation in advance of the course so if you have time, review Avalanche Canada’s Avy Savvy program, specifically:

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

The course will take place in an uncontrolledly backcountry winter environment. However, we will be on the periphery of avalanche terrain so as to enable us to run the course no matter what the avalanche danger is for that given day.  All our guides/instructors have an advanced first aid certification and carry first aid kits as well as emergency communication. The course is designed to provide a good platform for learning and is not meant to be overly physically challenging or to put you at risk. Our focus is on instruction so we find appropriate companion rescue and avalanche study areas close that are not overly difficult to access to maximize your avalanche education.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: booking@blacksheepadventure.ca

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

November 23rd, 2024

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November 30th, 2024

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December 7th, 2024

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December 14th, 2024

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December 21st, 2024

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December 28th, 2024

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January 4th, 2025

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January 11th, 2025

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January 18th, 2025

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January 25th, 2025

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Fine Print:

Day 1 – 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 2 – Field Day:

  • 8:00am: Meet at Bluebird Coffee Tuning and Rentals for a short Classroom Session
  • 8:30am: Head out the door for a day of ski touring & learning
    • Typically head up Paul’s Ridge – CHAINS REQUIRED
    • Carpooling from the lower parking lot is an option
  • 4:00pm-Back at meeting location for pm debrief

Notes:

  • You will need chains for your vehicle to get to the upper parking lot if we go to Pauls Ridge
Classic AST 1 Squamish

Highlights

  • Online course (4-6 hrs)
  • A day in the field with your instructor
  • Learn the skills to be safe in the backcountry
Types Avalanche Safety, Winter
Season December to February
Next Course Nov 23 2024
Prices From $269.00

What's Included

  • Avalanche Canada Instructor & ACMG Ski Guide
  • Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Book
  • Avaluator Booklet
  • Companion Rescue Field Card
  • AST 1 Certificate upon Successful Completion

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to/from meeting points.
  • Personal ski & safety equipment (transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.).
  • Rentals are available upon request
  • Meals
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment - 1 Day Rental $40.00
  • The BlackSheep Buff $15.00
  • BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie) $35.00

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

Avalanche Safety Equipment - 1 Day Rental

This rental kit includes: Transceiver, Probe, Shovel & Ski Touring Backpack.

The BlackSheep Buff

This lightweight and stretchy tube is made from breathable microfiber making it comfortable to wear while allowing it to dry quickly. Currently only available in black and blue right now.

BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie)

A beautiful fleece lined merino wool toque. They come in black and grey though colours are subject to availability.