Ski & Board AST 1 - Kelowna/Big White, BC - March 3/4

From CAD CA$239.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Product code: PF6H1X
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This is the course where you’ll learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to self rescue. An AST 1 is a minimum of two days with both classroom and field components. You need to take this course first and so should your friends because just one person trained in a group is not enough. Everyone in your group should take an AST 1. Recognize an AST 1 course is only the beginning - the avalanche pros will tell you avalanche training is a life long process.

What you will learn in an AST 1:
  • avalanche formation and release
  • identify avalanche terrain
  • the basics of trip planning
  • optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
  • use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
  • intro to companion rescue

Many instructors will offer the AST 1 course packaged with a Companion Rescue Skills or the Managing Avalanche Terrain courses. Check out the course schedules to see what is right for you.