Our Victoria-based, one-day course covers all of the in-classroom theory sessions of the Avalanche Canada Avalanche Skills Training One curriculum, as well as an introduction to the basics of companion rescue. This allows students to get part one of the training done in the city first before travelling to the mountains on another weekend to do the single Avalanche Skills Field Day. That gives you a second day to play in the mountains on the second weekend, or to take the highly-beneficial, one-day AST Plus course.
The combination of the Avalanche Skills Intro followed by the Avalanche Skills Field Day results in being awarded the AST1 certificate, though the one-day course is still a worthy endeavour on its own.
Included in the price:
Instructor, Avaluator trip planner, transceiver, shovel, probe, industry-recognized certificate of completion, Canadian Avalanche Centre Student fee
Not included in the price:
Transportation, food, accommodation, clothing, personal equipment