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Avalanche Skills Training

Avalanche Skills Training

Photo: James Tricker

Photo: James Tricker


We have been AST course providers for 20 years. In that time we have helped hundreds of backcountry enthusiasts learn how to be safe in avalanche terrain. The AST1 courses are introductory level and are open to skiers, boarders and those traveling on snowshoes. The AST2 course is intended for those who already have developed some avalanche safety skills and are looking to take their training to the next level.

AST Level 1

January 4-5, 2020

The course is delivered in a two-day format. The first day is primarily classroom learning in Prince George. The second day is a field day spent in mountainous terrain (Powderking), where theory learned in the classroom is put to use.

Cost: $275 plus GST

AST Level 2

Evening of Dec 12, 2019

Weekends of Dec 14-15 & 21-22

This is a hands on learning experience. Explore the great terrain and snow of the area while learning and developing your avalanche and backcountry travel skills.

The course is delivered over 2 weekends. Venues will be the local Prince George Cariboo and Rocky mountains. An indoor classroom session on Thursday night will be followed by 4 days of field sessions split over 2 weekends. Morning and evening inside sessions and full days outside is the basic plan. Expect to get in lots of skiing as well!

Cost:  $650 plus GST