Endorsed by Avalanche Canada
Hey folks, the winter season will be upon us before we know it. Need a safer ride? Want to #KnowBeforeYouGo? Take one of our AST 1 courses.
Please note, all courses will be delivered with Covid-19 protocols in mind. Please review our Covid-19 “Best Practices” procedures here.
Classroom sessions will be provided virtually, in the comfort and safety of your home or office.
Avalanche Skills Training – AST 1
Learn skills that will help you play safer this winter!
Colwest Alpine Adventures specialize in Avalanche Safety Training Courses for climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. We offer flexible scheduling for private groups. Let us know if you have a group of 6 or more and we will set up dates that are convenient for you.
Other custom courses available: Intro to Backcountry Travel (learn the basics of backcountry travel, getting the right equipment, choosing appropriate destinations, how to have more fun and feel safe!)
Avalanche Canada’s “Avalanche Skills Training” (AST 1) course is a comprehensive program consisting of 6 hours of class time spread over 2 virtual classroom sessions & 2 field days (8 hours each) for a total of 20 hours of direct instruction.
The course focuses on understanding, recognizing & avoiding avalanche hazards. We focus on terrain recognition, basic snow pack structure, weather, group management, safe route finding & avalanche rescue techniques.
- Basic skiing, snow boarding or snowshoeing ability.
- Touring equipment or snow shoes required.
- No previous avalanche experience is required for the AST 1 course.
- Note: We will provide all the necessary snow safety equipment, no need for you to rent.
$275 AST 1 Course Fee Includes:
- 20 hrs of Direct Instruction
- 6:1 student—instructor ratio (maximum)
- All Manuals as required by Avalanche Canada, including the Avaluator
- Industry Recognized certificate of completion
- Use of the following safety equipment (shovel, probe, transceiver)
AST 1 Courses Dates – BC Interior – Please note, all dates are 2021 – 2022.
Have your own group, need CUSTOMIZED course dates? Feel free to contact us
Interested? Contact Brad Harrison at email@example.com.
Registration for Colwest avalanche related courses.