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.


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.

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