Our Avalanche Skills Field day is either a stand-alone introductory avalanche field course, or part two of our 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.
If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 25% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.
Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.
All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.
Included in the price:
- One day of instruction
- Industry-recognized certificate of completion (provided you have completed the classroom component of the course)
- Canadian Avalanche Centre student fee
Not included in the price:
- Personal equipment
- Avi kit
- Lift ticket
Lift ticket $26.00
This specially priced lift ticket is mandatory if you do not own a season pass. If you are not purchasing this add-on, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you have a season pass, otherwise we will add a lift ticket to your booking. Lift Tickets once purchased are non-refundable.
Avi Kit rental $10.00
Avalanche kit rental includes transceiver, shovel and probe. If you are bringing your own avi kit, this must include a modern, digital, 3-antenna transceiver, and a solid shovel and probe. If you do not have all three of these things then you must rent a kit from us to take part. Avi Kits once rented are non-refundable.
$150.00 / person(at 8:1 ratio)
I would like to thank Jan and also Nico for the excellent course. Jan was really clear and down to earth in his explanations.Jorn V, Victoria