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  • Explore the mountains safely with a like-minded group
  • March 2, 2024 thru March 3, 2024
  • Fernie Area

The essential first step for those traveling in avalanche terrain. Learn to read the signs and tour the backcountry safely. 

This 2 day AST 1 program includes 1 classroom day and 1 day of field learning in Fernie held over 2 days, back-to-back. 


The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 curriculum, developed by Avalanche Canada, is the essential first step in developing your decision making framework for venturing into winter backcountry avalanche terrain. This course includes 8 hours of classroom theory, and at least 8 hours practicing theory in the field.

At the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to recognize and appropriately travel through avalanche terrain
  • Interpret the avalanche forecast
  • Know how to use rescue equipment and the basics of companion rescue
  • Understand factors that affect the snowpack
  • Have the prerequisite certificate for the Avalanche Operations Level 1 course

2024 Dates:

  • Jan 13-14 (SOLD OUT)
  • Jan 27-28 (SOLD OUT)
  • Feb 10-11
  • Feb 24-25
  • Mar 2-3

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