Avalanche Skills Training (AST1) – Kootenay East Wed Nights

Wed Nights 2 hours x4 and 1 Field day (Dec 18th or 19th)

Avalanche Skills Training (AST1) – Kootenay East Wed Nights


Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 SNOWMOBILE / BACKCOUNTRY SKI / SNOWSHOE / XCSKI – AST Level 1: Avalanche Canada designed material With 7hr theory and 8hr field. AST1 is the first step towards understanding the avalanche hazards while exploring in the mountains and where to access valuable resources to help make encourage informed decisions based on current conditions (avalanche.ca).

  • Build confidence with your equipment and companion rescue skills;
  • Use the Avaluator to identify avalanche terrain for decision making in areas rated by AvCan;
  • Learn to identify avalanche terrain;
  • Understand Avalanche Canada bulletins and danger ratings to know before you go;
  • Snowpack basics, how snow loads, slab formation, release, weak layer ID and signs of instability;
  • Engage in trip planning;
  • Determine your own level of risk tolerance and how this applies in a group setting;
  • Understand group dynamics for better decision making;
  • Learn the limitations of AST Level 1 material and the path for continued training.

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Location: Kootenay East
Date: November 17, 2021
End Date: November 18, 2021
AST1: Avalanche Safety