Being educated in avalanche safety and companion rescue is just as important as carrying a transceiver, shovel, and probe.  As a licensed Avalanche Canada AST provider, Skookum Backcountry can deliver world renowned avalanche safety training.

 

AST 1

 

This is where you’ll learn the fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. An AST 1 course comprises a minimum of seven hours of classroom instruction with one full day in the field, and is suitable for people with basic training and little experience.

 

AST II

 

This course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience and who have taken an AST 1 course. An AST 2 course builds on the foundations of your AST 1, and provides an intermediate decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain. An AST 2 course comprises a minimum of 9.5 hours of classroom instruction with a minimum of three days in the field. The course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience.

 

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