AST1 Mt. Washington

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$255.00 / person

(at 8:1 ratio)
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The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no avalanche related experience. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and manage a self rescue, have a basic understanding of how weather contributes to avalanche hazard, be able to understand and interpret avalanche bulletins and the hazard scale, be able to interpret and utilize the Avaluator card and learn basic analysis of layers in the snowpack. This is a two day course with one evening session.

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AST1 Mt. Cain

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$255.00 / person

(at 8:1 ratio)
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The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no avalanche related experience. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and manage a self rescue, have a basic understanding of how weather contributes to avalanche hazard, be able to understand and interpret avalanche bulletins and the hazard scale, be able to interpret and utilize the Avaluator card and learn basic analysis of layers in the snowpack. This is a two day course with one evening session.

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AST2 Mount Washington

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$495.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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The Avalanche Skills Training two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how avalanches form and how to manage more complex terrain. We delve deeper into the snow pack and learn how to apply different tests to help gain an understanding of snow stability and strength. Transceiver training moves into the realm of multiple beacon searches and how to solve these sometimes complex searches. The AST1 or equivalent training or experience are required as a prerequisite for this course. Participants should be intermediate skiers as there are usually many ascents and descents. This is a four day course with two evening sessions. In the dates for courses listed below where you see a date range of four days it is a course of four consecutive days. Where you see a date range of nine days it indicates a course that is running over two consecutive weekends.

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AST2 for Sledders Coquihalla Lakes Lodge

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$600.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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This advanced avalanche course for sledders will run from the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge just east of the Coquihalla Summit. The Avalanche Skills Training two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how avalanches form and how to manage more complex terrain. We delve deeper into the snow pack and learn how to apply different tests to help gain an understanding of snow stability and strength. Transceiver training moves into the realm of multiple beacon searches and how to solve these sometimes complex searches. The AST1 or equivalent training or experience are required as a prerequisite for this course. Participants should be at least intermediate sledders and there will be long days on this course. This is a four day course with three evening sessions.

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AST2 Mount Cain

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$495.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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The Avalanche Skills Training two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how avalanches form and how to manage more complex terrain. We delve deeper into the snow pack and learn how to apply different tests to help gain an understanding of snow stability and strength. Transceiver training moves into the realm of multiple beacon searches and how to solve these sometimes complex searches. The AST1 or equivalent training or experience are required as a prerequisite for this course. Participants should be intermediate skiers as there are usually many ascents and descents. This is a four day course with two evening sessions. In the dates for courses listed below where you see a date range of four days it is a course of four consecutive days. Where you see a date range of nine days it indicates a course that is running over two consecutive weekends.

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Avalanche Skills Training 1 for Sledders - Lodge Based at Brohm Ridge

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$400.00 / person

(at 7:1 ratio) Next Trip: Jan 2 - 3, 2015
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Black Tusk Snowmobile club in conjunction with Island Alpine Guides and sledding avalanche guru Niko Weiss are presenting these AST1 courses based from the Alpine Learning Centre at Brohm Ridge. These courses maximize field time and save the classroom work for the lodge at night. Learn the skills and knowledge required to understand the risk of avalanches, recognize the terrain and conditions that create them, reduce or manage risk while travelling or playing in avalanche areas, utilize Public Avalanche Bulletins and other decision making tools and effect a self or companion rescue using beacon probe and shovel.

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AST1 For Sledders

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$355.00 / person

(at 7:1 ratio)
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This is the Avalanche Skills Training One with the curriculum modified to aim straight at snowmobilers and their specific approach to experiencing the mountains in winter. The course is taught by a very experienced avalanche forecaster who is also a sledder and who specializes in avalanche education for sledders. The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no formal avalanche training. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and manage a self rescue, have a basic understanding of how weather contributes to avalanche hazard, be able to understand and interpret avalanche bulletins and the hazard scale, be able to interpret and utilize the Avaluator card and learn basic analysis of layers in the snowpack. This is a two day course with one evening session. Location TBA based on conditions but likely the Mount Washington area.

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Avalanche Skills Field Day

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$135.00 / person

(at 8:1 ratio) Next Trip: Feb 15, 2015 (day trip)
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Our Avalanche Skills Field day is either a stand alone, one day, introductory avalanche field course or part two of an Avalanche Skills Training One course for those who have done our one day "Introduction to Avalanche Skills" and who wish to gain the AST1 certificate. On this day we apply avalanche theory by looking at real avalanche terrain, doing group travel exercises in the terrain, digging snow profiles, using the Avaluator Trip Planner and Slope Assessment Toll, doing scenario based companion rescue practice and much more.

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Avalanche Skills Intro, Victoria

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$125.00 / person

(at 8:1 ratio)
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Starting this season we are happy to announce more options for how you get your avalanche skills training. Our Victoria based one day course covers all of the in classroom theory sessions of the Canadian Avalanche Centre Avalanche Skills Training One curriculum as well as an introduction to the basics of companion rescue outside. This allows students to get this part of the training done in the city and then to travel to the mountains on another week end to do the single AST1 Field Day. That gives you another day to play in the mountains on the second week end or to take the very beneficial AST Plus course. The combination of the Introduction and field days results in being awarded the AST1 certificate though the Introduction day on it's own is a great course and worthy endeavour even if you can not make the field day.

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AST Plus

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$150.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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For many people making the step from their avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the back country is a bit daunting. This course bridges the gap from theory to practice. The idea was actually developed by some of our students and the results have been spectacular. Spend a day with a super experienced guide as they facilitate a trip planning session followed by a full day of touring in avalanche terrain and a structured debrief to end the day. Students will gain the confidence to plan and execute their own trips as well as a ton of local knowledge about their touring destinations.

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