A discounted 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.
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
- Slopeside classroom
- Industry-recognized certificate of completion
- Avalanche Canada Student fee
Not included in the price:
- Personal equipment
- Avi kit
- Lift ticket
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.
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 email@example.com to confirm that you have a season pass, otherwise we will add a lift ticket to your booking.
- AST1 Mount Washington (pdf)