Avalanche Skills Training - Level 1


An AST Level 1 Course is where you will learn the fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. This course is comprised of a minimum of seven hours of classroom education with one full day of instruction in the field. It is suitable for sledders with little training and minimal experience.

 Dates: Dec 28-29, 2016 / Jan 21-22, 2017  / Feb 11-12, 2017


Companion Rescue Skills


The Companion Rescue Skills course teaches life-saving search and rescue techniques and is is a must-have for all backcountry sledders. The CRS course may be the first step of your avalanche training, or an important refresher for those with previous training. The one-day CRS requires a minimum of seven hours in the field.

Dates: Dec 4, 2016


Mountain Sledding 101


New for 2017. We have designed this three-day course around feedback from riders looking for a mentorship based program to gain experience and confidence sledding in the backcountry. Includes an AST1 with increased time allocated to safe travel techniques, route finding, weather, and group management. It also includes GPS/map reading, survival and first aid skills, sled maintenance and how to handle unexpected field repairs, mountain and deep snow riding techniques, helicopter safety, familiarization with local sledding areas and resources, how to work with professionals in the event of an emergency and other essential skills. 

Dates: Jan 13-15, 2017 / Mar 10-12, 2017

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