Avalanche Skills Training
Join Mark Klassen or another experienced instructor to learn about avalanche safety. Our courses use the Avalanche Canada curriculum and are based in Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. These programmes are designed for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers.
Avalanche Skills Training 1
The AST 1 will provide an entry-level decision-making framework. We focus on understanding avalanche bulletins, making good observations in the field, and recognizing avalanche terrain.
It is a course for those who have little experience in winter backcountry travel. It may also be a good overview for people who have some experience but no formal training.
This course is for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. If you plan to ski you will need touring equipment. Snowboarders may use a splitboard or snowshoes. The terrain requires that you have an intermediate level of skiing or snowboarding ability. If you can get down a blue run at the ski hill you are ready to learn about avalanches!
AST 1 DATES, Location and pricing
Date: December 7 & 8, 2019
Location: Banff and Lake louise, Canadian Rockies
Price: $220 Plus 5% tax
Price includes Avaluator decision-making aid and textbook.
This course is run in conjunction with the Town of Banff Recreation Programmes.
Instructors may be available for private bookings. The course is 2 days long. Please inquire as to availability and pricing.