Avalanche Skills Training (AST) 1

AST 1 +

This is your Introduction to Avalanche Training!

You will touch on the theory behind avalanche, where and why they occur. You will learn how to use your beacon, probe, and shovel in companion rescue.

You will travel in the Backcountry with an ACMG certified guide and have 2.5 days to ask as many questions as you desire.

This course is designed by Avalanche Canada to teach you how to start planning your days and make decisions on how to safely travel in the Backcountry.

The focus will be on safety and risk management but there will definitely be some skiing to be done as well!

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Hire your own private guide for a unique backcountry experience. Let the experts do all the planning, they will choose the best place for you to ski on any given day. Safety is alway the first priority, followed directly by having a darn good time. 

The AST 1 course is an introductory level avalanche course that is designed to be the foundation of your avalanche education. The curriculum has been carefully drafted by Avalanche Canada, the highest standard of avalanche education.

With Revelstoke Alpine School our AST 1 Plus course offers you 2 full days of hands on learning in the Backcountry, this gives you the opportunity to become familiar with the planning component to backcountry skiing and the chance to practise and build on the skills of day 1.

Location

Revelstoke

Duration

2.5 days

Course Cost

$325/person + 5% GST

Ability Level

Beginner to backcountry

Jeff Mitchell

Born and raised in New Brunswick, he found the mountains and never looked back. Hard work and a passion for digging deep when it mattered most brought him to where he is today:

Living in the heart of British Columbia’s interior mountains, sharing his love of the mountains with all those lucky enough to ski and climb with him. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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