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. The Classroom day is March 16th and the Field day is March 24th.
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.
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
Transceiver, shovel and probe. Available as a package only. If you are bringing your own avi kit, this must include a modern, digital, 3-antenna transceiver, otherwise you will need to rent a kit from us to take part.