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.
*Women only course
The MAT is a one-day 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 is for students who have completed the AST 1 course and have already traveled in the backcountry. 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.
The CRS course is an important refresher for those with previous training or a great way to dial the rescue skills you learned in your AST 1.This hands-on, one-day CRS course takes place in the field. During the day, we will review the skills you have learned in AST-1, talk about different rescue scenario and practice....