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Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1 (AST 1) 2017-09-18T20:32:38+00:00

Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1 (AST 1)

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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!

Select any of the “Book your training course HERE” buttons to register for training.  You will be re-directed to our booking page.  You will need to create a profile and enter all of your information (name, address, contact, emergency contact, etc.). When choosing your training dates, you will be required to submit a secure online payment in order to confirm the reservation.

  • Cancellation

    Course Fees are non refundable 14 days prior unless you are able to find someone to fill your spot.

    Trigger Point may cancel any course if the number of registrations does not reach the minimum number of students required (location dependent). Any payments would be returned.

  • Release of Liability

    Each student is required to complete a release of liability form prior to participating in any classroom or field session.
    Student Release of Liability Form

  • Weather

    Courses are not weather dependent nor road closure dependent therefore please plan accordingly.

  • Conduct

    Please respect other students learning environment’s.

  • Disclaimer

    Avalanche Training is not a guarantee for your safety in the mountains.

2017/2018 Pre assigned dates:

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) CLASSROOM

Location Date Cost
Revelstoke, BC December 2, 2017 $175
Golden, BC 2 Evenings 6-10pm
December 15 & 16, 2017
$175
Golden, BC January 27, 2018 $175

This is the CLASSROOM component of the 2 day AST 1 course. This session will be taught over 1 day or 2 evenings.  To complete the AST 1 course you can mix and match any FIELD DAY that works for you.

The Avalanche Skills Training Level 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.

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) FIELD DAY

Location Date Cost
Revelstoke, BC December 2, 2017 $175
Revelstoke, BC December 3, 2017 $175
Golden, BC December 10, 2017 $175
Golden, BC December 17, 2017 $175
Golden, BC January 13, 2018 $175
Golden, BC January 14, 2018 $175
Revelstoke, BC January 25, 2018 $175
Golden, BC January 27, 2018 $175
Golden, BC January 28, 2018 $175
Golden, BC February 10, 2018 $175
Golden, BC February 17, 2018 $175

This is the FIELD COMPONENT of a 2 day course. You must have attended a classroom session prior to joining us on this day. Classroom sessions can be obtained through Zacs Tracs or Trigger Point.

The Avalanche Skills Training Level 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.

REVELSTOKE: Course packages with Glacier House Resort available for this location. Accommodation / Meals / Course fees can be booked directly at Glacier House.

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AST 2

Avalanche Skills Training Level 2

RESCUE

Avalanche Companion Rescue

M.A.T. (NEW)

Managing Avalanche Terrain

“ Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it. ”

ANDY ROONEY
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