Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1 (AST 1)

The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) Course will provide an entry-level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge available. It is suitable for people with basic training who want to learn more.  A “must do” for anyone sledding in the mountains!  Course focus is on understanding and planning for the risks involved when riding in avalanche terrain.

In addition, the course will:

  • Provide the prerequisite knowledge required for further avalanche training.
  • Introduce and promote the Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 Course as the logical next step for gaining intermediate-level decision-making skills.

Objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of avalanche formation and release.
  • Identify avalanche terrain.
  • Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip.
  • Use the Avaluator™ as a decision-making tool in areas where trips are rated using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and where Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins are available.
  • Find resources for obtaining ATES terrain ratings if their trip is not rated.
  • Find resources for obtaining Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins if these are not available.
  • Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain.
  • Carry out a companion rescue.
  • Understand the limits of their training.

Minimum Classroom Time Requirement
A minimum of six hours classroom time is required.

Minimum Field Time Requirement
A minimum of one day in the field is required.

COST:
$350 / student + GST:   Register for a Classroom  & a Field Session ($175  each)

MIX and MATCH classroom and field components with Trigger Point and Zacs Tracs to what days suit you best!

2017/2018 Pre assigned dates:

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) CLASSROOM

LOCATIONDateCost
Revelstoke, BCDecember 2, 2017$175
Golden, BC2 Evenings 6-10pm
December 15 & 16, 2017
$175

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) FIELD DAY

LOCATIONDATECOST
Revelstoke, BCDecember 3, 2017$175
Golden, BCDecember 10, 2017$175
Golden, BCDecember 17, 2017$175

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