Course Overview

Each year increasing numbers of skiers, snowboard­ers, and climbers venture into the mountains to enjoy snow-related outdoor recreation. Regrettably, each year some of these people die in avalanches. AST programs are an essential first step to safe backcountry use in the winter. Course topics include avalanche terrain recognition, ava­lanche climatology, snow stability elevation, alpine touring practices, avalanche accidents and search and rescue techniques. This course is instructed by a qualified member of CAA. Class size is limited to 16.

Requirements

Fernie Campus: Ski Pass or One-way Day Pass to Fernie Alpine Resort for Field trip required,  Students must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe, skis or snowboard.

Kimberley Campus:  No ski pass required. 

Cost Notes

Fernie Campus:  Course includes book.  Must have Pass to Fernie Alpine Resort
.

Kimberley Campus: Student must bring $25 to the instructor to cover materials.  No ski pass required.

Available Sessions

Fernie Campus on Monday, December 9, 2019, In-Class

Dates:

Monday, December 9, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019

Monday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tuesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Saturday 9:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM

Location:

115

Instructor:

Tyler Carson

Cost

$249

Notes

Must have a ski pass to Fernie Alpine Resort for Field trip and students must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe, skis or snowboard.

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Fernie Campus on Monday, December 16, 2019, In-Class

Dates:

Monday, December 16, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019

Monday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tuesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location:

115

Instructor:

Tyler Carson

Cost

$249

Notes

Prerequisite: Ski Pass to Fernie Alpine Resort for Field trip and students must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe, skis or snowboard.

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Fernie Campus on Monday, January 6, 2020, In-Class

Dates:

Monday, January 6, 2020 to Saturday, January 11, 2020

Monday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tuesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location:

115

Instructor:

Tyler Carson

Cost

$249

Notes

Pre-requisite: Ski Pass to Fernie Alpine Resort for Saturday Field Trip. Students must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe skis or snowboard.

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Fernie Campus on Monday, February 3, 2020, In-Class

Dates:

Monday, February 3, 2020 to Saturday, February 8, 2020

Monday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tuesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location:

115

Instructor:

Tyler Carson

Cost

$249

Notes

Prerequisite: Ski Pass to Fernie Alpine Resort for Field trip and students must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe, skis or snowboard.

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Fernie Campus on Monday, March 9, 2020, In-Class

Dates:

Monday, March 9, 2020 to Saturday, March 14, 2020

Monday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tuesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location:

115

Instructor:

Tyler Carson

Cost

$249

Notes

Pre-requisite: Ski Pass to Fernie Alpine Resort for Saturday field day. Must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe skis or snowboard.

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Kimberley Campus on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, In-Class

Dates:

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Saturday, January 11, 2020

Wednesday 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Instructor:

Dave Quinn

Cost

$249

Notes

For the field day, you will need to bring your own avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel as well as snowshoes and skis or split board with skins for travel on deep snow.

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Creston Campus on Saturday, January 11, 2020, In-Class

Dates:

Saturday, January 11, 2020 to Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location:

GRHS

Instructor:

Dave Quinn

Cost

$249

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