Our Avalanche Skills Training One for Sledders features a customized curriculum taught by a sledder who is also a fully qualified avalanche forecaster.
This entry-level course is 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 trip planner and learn basic analysis of layers in the snowpack.
This is a two-day course consisting of a Classroom day and a Field day.
Location for the field day is the Mount Washington area backcountry, accessed from kilometre eleven on Mount Washington Rd.
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:
- 2 days of instruction
- Industry-recognized certificate of completion
- Avalanche Canada student fee
Not included in the price:
- Personal equipment
- Avi kit
Avi Kit rental $20.00
Includes Transceiver (modern, digital 3-antenna), Shovel and Probe. This equipment will be signed out to you for the duration of the course and you will be responsible for any loss or damage. If you are bringing your own avalanche transceiver, be sure that it is a modern, digital, three antenna transceiver and that it has fresh batteries in it. Malfunctioning or inadequate equipment uses up precious learning time for all participants. Please come properly prepared.