Play Safe, Stay Safe. A 2-Day AST 1 Course – Canada’s First Step in Recreational Avalanche Training
Winter backcountry travel is exploding in popularity. People are skiing and riding steeper lines, climbing more waterfall ice and enjoying what the winter mountain environment has to offer. Proper education is key to safety in this type of environment. This 2-day course introduces the basics of avalanche science, and gives students a framework from which to make decisions in the field, all with the goal of coming home safe at the end of their winter excursions.
We use the standardized curriculum, outlined by the Canadian Avalanche Centre, as a baseline, and expand on it to create a program that caters to the current trends in winter recreation in avalanche terrain. We have a heavier focus on free-ride skiing & split-boarding in avalanche terrain, waterfall ice climbing, alpinism and the unique hazards that are associated with each sport.
Snow profile discussion
The AST 1 is a certification course. All our students receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
As this course is offered out of the ACC Clubhouse in Canmore, we welcome all participants to stay with us and enjoy the remote atmosphere that surrounds us. Located on a high bench overlooking the Three Sisters, Ha Ling and Mount Rundle, you can call and reserve your room today at 1(403)678-3200.