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 2017-18.
Nov 25-26.
Dec 2-3, 9-10, 16-17.
Jan 6-7, 13-14.
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