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.
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.
$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