AST 1 Weekend

This course will give you confidence in understanding and managing avalanche risk.

AST 1 Weekend

This course will give you confidence in understanding and managing avalanche risk.

AT A GLANCE

Experience: No experience required

Duration: 2 days

Location: Nordegg, & Lake Abraham, Alberta

Offered: December 1 – March 31

Departure: 8 am

Ages: 18 & up

Fitness Level: Reasonable fitness (ability to climb a ladder, go for a short run or hike)

Group Size: 5 – 8

Cost/pp: $280/Person
All prices in Canadian Dollars

ADVENTURE DETAILs

This course will give you confidence in understanding and managing avalanche risk. Whether you ski, snowshoe, splitboard, or ice climb, avalanche safety training is for you. Learn how to manage the terrain and snowpack you choose to play in.

Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 Course Summary:

  • Weather and public avalanche bulletin discussion
  • Avaluator™
  • Field observations (Wind, Precipitation, Temperature)
  • Transceivers and companion rescue practice
  • Managing and reducing risk in avalanche terrain
  • Route selection, track setting and terrain recognition
  • Group rescue scenario – response and priorities
  • AST 1 certificate presentation
  • Wear winter clothing and lots of layers (what you would wear to the ski hill)
  • Come expecting to be in class and outside
  • Please arrive with lunch, water, a full tank of gas, and be ready to adventure

Avalanche safety sets are available for rental

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