Avalanche Skills Training – AST 2017-11-16T14:21:33+00:00

avalanche_canada_ast_providerAvalanche Skills Training


The focus of our AST program is on preparing people to make informed decisions in avalanche terrain and understand the risk they are engaging.

  • For AST 1 we spend 1 day in the classroom and 1 day in the field. A great introduction or a great refresher at the start of the season.
  • AST 2 is all about putting your skills, experience and AST 1 training to the test out in the field
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Winter 2017 – 2018

  •  November 29 – 30, 2017
  • December 16 – 17, 2017
  • January 20 – 21, 2018
  • February 21 – 22, 2018

All courses in Jasper, AB

Price: $275.00/person + GST

IMG_5883This certification course uses the curriculum, instructional materials and student handbooks provided by the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC). It is a great way to gain a foundation in avalanche awareness and safety.

The national course standards, the course content and materials are developed by the CAC and delivered by top-notch instructors with years of practical field experience.

We believe in offering this course in a positive learning environment and are committed to passing on the important messages that increase your safety in the mountains.

No pre-requisites except:

  • reasonable fitness (ability to go for a 6-hour hike)
  • an interest in backcountry travel
  • the ability to travel in a winter environment on skis or split-board
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Winter 2017 – 2018

  • January 8 – 11, 2018: Jasper, AB (Price: $675.00/person + GST)
  • February 18 – 21, 2018: McBride, BC (Price: $925.00/person + GST – includes accommodation)

_E4C0551Bring your experience to the table and learn in the mountains with fellow adventurers.

The focus of this 4-day trip is on applying the basics learned in AST1 and using them in a decision-making role.

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