AST 1 PLUS - 4 hours of class and 2 field days
AST 1 is the introductory avalanche course taught in Canada. Our course differs from others in that it involves an additional field day which has a heavy focus on companion rescue. We also have low instructor to student ratios to ensure the training is tailored to your individual experience level. Students should expect an intensive course with a lot of information.
Course is available as a contract
AST 2 PLUS - 4 hours of class and 4 field days
This course is designed to enable students with a solid understanding of Avalanche Safety principles to build on their existing knowledge.
The primary focus will be on developing and implementing a system for assessing and evaluating potential avalanche slopes in the backcountry in regards to the hazard that they present. This is not meant to be a forecasting course, nor a course that dwells on the scientific collection and recording of snowpack and weather observations. Rather, the course will emphasize the practical collection and analysis of relevant data that an average backcountry skier would be able to use as the basis for making their decisions regarding travel in avalanche terrain.
Learning outcomes for the AST-2 program: