Avalanche Skills Training 1

Cost: $249.00 Cost Notes:

Must bring a shovel, transceiver, probe skis or snowboard.

Fernie Campus: Course includes book. Must have a pass to Fernie Alpine Resort. Minor students aged 16-18 must be pre-approved prior to registration. Please contact the campus for further information 250 423 4691

Golden Campus: Course includes book. Must have a pass for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.


Reference ID: PVNR-161

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.

Registrants under the age of majority (19) must contact the campus prior to registration.