AST1 Mt. Washington

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$265.00 / 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. IAG courses operate from our slopeside classroom making access to field sessions quick and easy. On our full field day we provide you with a lift ticket to facilitate quick and easy access up into the snow thus maximizing time spent looking at and travelling through real avalanche terrain.

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AST1 Mt. Cain

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$265.00 / 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. IAG courses operate from our slopeside classroom making access to field sessions quick and easy. On our full field day we provide you with a lift ticket to facilitate quick and easy access up into the snow thus maximizing time spent looking at and travelling through real avalanche terrain.

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AST2 Mount Washington

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$545.00 / 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 snowpack 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 Mt. Cain

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$545.00 / 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 snowpack 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)
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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 Intro, Victoria

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$135.00 / person

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Starting this season, we are happy to announce another option for getting 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. This allows students to get part one of the training done in the city first before travelling to the mountains on another weekend to do the single Avalanche Skills Field Day. That gives you a second day to play in the mountains on the second weekend, or to take the highly-beneficial, one-day AST Plus course.

The combination of the Avalanche Skills Intro followed by the Avalanche Skills Field Day results in being awarded the AST1 certificate, though the one-day course is a worthy endeavour on its own, even if you cannot make the Field Day.

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Avalanche Skills Field Day

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$135.00 / person

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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 Avalanche Skills Intro and who wish to gain the AST1 certificate. Out on the field, 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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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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AST Plus

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$150.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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For many people, taking the step from avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the backcountry can be 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. Your day starts with a trip-planning meeting facilitated by an experienced guide, 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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