A specially-priced and scheduled AST1 course for members of the Vancouver Island Section of the Alpine Club of Canada.
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.
Included in the price:
Instructor, Single ride lift tickets where applicable, Avaluator, use of transceiver, shovel, probe, industry recognized certificate of completion and Canadian Avalanche Centre Student Fee.
Not included in the price:
Transportation, food, accommodation and personal clothing and equipment (list supplied on booking). Transport, food and accommodation logistics are the responsibility of participants. We are happy to assist with suggestions and coordination.
- AST1 Washington (pdf)