Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) consists of one day in the classroom and another in the field. Alpine Air Adventures in partnership with Avalanche Canada delivers AST training curriculum designed to enable people to travel in the back country safely, understand where to obtain current information and understand the onsite snow pack dynamics and terrain use.
The classroom Session is on Saturday starting at 09:00 am and will finish approx 3/4pm, it will be via ZOOM. A detailed course package will be emailed 3 days prior to course commencement.
The field day will be held on Sunday at Bow Summit or Vermilion Pass. In some cases due to conditions the field day location may change, this will be discussed in class. The start and finish times will be similar to that of the classroom.
Private dates are available if you have a group of friends organized, contact the AAA office to discuss details.
All AST 1 Participants receive Avalanche Canada Curriculum and The Avaluator decision making tool.
Students must have snowshoes, ski touring or splitboard equipment for the field day. All avalanche safety equipment, shovel, probe and transceivers are included in the cost if needed.
Maximum 8 students: 1 instructor on the field day.
If you are an avid back country user who wants to improve their knowledge you can design this training as a 6 day course. Start with AST 1 (2 days) then progressing to the AST 2 (4 days). If booking both courses with AAA you will receive a 10% discount on both courses, up to 2 years between AST 1 & 2.
AAA is a full service guiding company, employing ACMG/IFMGA guides who are certified to work in any terrain or discipline in Canada and globally.
Some of the topics discussed during classroom day one:
*Please bring any gear you own and have questions about to the class room session
Day two is spent in the field putting to use newly learnt skills:
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