Ready to take the next step in your snowmobile avalanche skills education? 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 travelling 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, in addition to improved proficiency in carrying out a group rescue. Feb 12-15, 2017. Fernie, BC. $700. Click post to learn more.
2017/2018 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course Dates Announced
The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course is your 'Learner's Permit' for backcountry sled travel in avalanche terrain. This course is comprise of a minimum 7 hours of classroom education followed by one full day of instruction in the field. Participants can expect to learn how to recognize avalanche terrain, core concepts of avalanche formation and release, the basics of trip planing, how to use tools such as the Avaluator and avalanche bulletins to mitigate your avalanche risk, how to travel safely in avalanche terrain, and the fundamentals of companion rescue. Cost $350. Click post for more information.
"In Canada we are privileged to have some of the world's finest opportunities for winter backcountry exploration, but with this right to explore comes a responsibility—to yourself, your friends and your family to get avalanche training."
Winter 2017 Snowmobile Avalanche Training Course Dates - click image to read more