AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSE
Our Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course, offered through our Big Mountain Centre, is an excellent resource for those interested in winter backcountry recreation who haven’t been formally trained about avalanche hazards.
The program is offered every second weekend throughout the ski season for only $205 per person. The AST course focuses on avalanche hazard recognition and avoidance to help participants with their own decision making in the field. It is also a prerequisite for the CAA level 1 course.
This 2 day course covers avalanche terrain recognition and avoidance, companion rescue, and how to use the Avaluator, a decision support tool. All courses are taught by professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association and have an instructor to student ratio of 8:1. French courses available upon request.
There is a minimum of 3 students required for each course. We also offer a one day Companion Rescue Skills courses available upon request at a cost of $95 per Person. (Minimum 3 students needed). Additional courses are available upon request.
Course dates for winter 2016-17:
December 17-18 | January 7-8 | January 21-22 | February 11-12 | February 18-19
March 11-12 | March 18-19 | April 1-2 | April 15-16
Reservations are required, please call 250.439.5467 for more details.