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Avalanche Skills Training

LEVEL 1

The First Step in Your Avalanche Training

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The AST Level 1 Course is where you will learn the fundamentals of traveling 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.

Choose one classroom session and one field day session from the list to suit your schedule. Both sessions must be completed within one year to receive your certificate of completion. Custom dates or private courses also available upon request.

$350  (includes instruction and course materials)


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Avalanche Skills Training

LEVEL 2

TAKE YOUR BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS TO THE  NEXT LEVEL

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Ready for the next level in your avalanche skills development? The AST level 2 course builds on the foundational skills learned in the AST1 program with one class room session and three field days devoted to enhancing your decision-making framework for traveling in avalanche terrain. Participants will learn progressive planning and travel techniques for sledding safely through a variety of terrain, key techniques for using both the Danger Rating on a local scale and the ATES model to develop personal terrain ratings, and improved proficiency in carrying out a group rescue. 

$750 (Includes instruction and course material)


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Managing Avalanche Terrain

Increase your terrain and travel IQ

$200

The MAT course is a field based program for sledders who have taken their AST1 and are looking for additional training in terrain management. Participants will learning how to mitigate risk exposure by honing terrain assessment and travel skills. 

Dates:

Custom dates to suit your needs. No minimum number of participants required. 


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Companion Rescue Skills

improve your avalanche rescue capabilities

$175

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:

Custom dates to suit your needs. No minimum number of participants required. 


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