AST 1, Avalanche Skills Training

AST courses in Golden BC

Do you venture out of bounds, off the trails or into the backcountry? An AST 1 is your place to start. You don't need any experience to take this course. This formal education and training is a must for everyone recreating in the backcountry or slackcountry.

This 2 day course includes:
- CAA Manual/book
- Avulator decision making tool
- Course certificate
- Classroom instruction
- Skills training in the field
- We provide avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
- You will need suitable clothing, lunch, transportation, ski touring gear or snow shoes.

Course Content
- avalanche formation and release
- identify avalanche terrain
- the basics of trip planning
- optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
- use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
- introduction to companion rescue

Location: Class room day held in Golden B.C. at the Ramada Inn, 1311 12th Street North.
Field day held at Kicking Horse ski hill, Rogers Pass or Bow Summit.

Dates 2017.
Our posted courses have filled for this winter.
We can host a privet course or for groups of 6 or more.
Let us know your preferred dates.

Max 8 participants.


Gear List: 
Easy and not far from the road, backcountry skis or snow shoes for field day.

Cost: $225.00 per person for groups of 6 to 8 people.
This year we are offering affordable privet AST 1 courses.
This way you will not need a course to fill in order for it to run.
Email or call any time to book your course this winter.

NumberPer Person
1 person$840.00
2 people$430.00
3 people$300.00
4 people$270.00
5 people$240.00