Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 is the perfect intro course for anyone wanting to get into the backcountry and be safe! Never has there been a better time to learn about mountain travel. The AST 1 course teaches you what you need to know to play safely in the mountains. We show you how to plan and carry out a trip, read and use avalanche bulletin, utilize the vast array of online resources at your disposal, and what to do when all else fails. Click here to sign up!!
"Alright! Enough with the information. How much is this going to cost me? I am just a ski bum, getting my start here. I had better not lose my shirt!" You are in luck, the AST1 only costs $220. This includes all course materials.
The MAT is a very focused field-based course designed to expand on the terrain management taught in the AST 1 course, and to develop more advanced winter backcountry travel skills. This course will help you mitigate your risk by honing your terrain evaluation and travel skills.
This course is for students who have completed the AST 1 course and are looking for more! The MAT is a field-based course where we take a closer look at how to travel in and manage avalanche terrain. The goal is to help you gain more advanced winter backcountry skills. We know you want to shred the backcountry but want to learn from the professionals on how to do it. We will have a full field day of fun and safety at either Kootenay Pass or Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry. During our day we review our trip planning and fundamentals learned in the AST 1, we then take them to another level by going further into the backcountry and honing your terrain evaluation and travel skills.