|Course||AST 1 General Public|
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|Location||Day 1: Calgary, Day 2: Rockies|
AST 1 (Avalanche Skills Training Level 1) General Public
This introductory avalanche course is designed for snowshoers, cross-country skiers and hikers of all ages who want to learn about avalanche rescue and safe travel in the backcountry. We believe that the avalanche safety insructional needs differ among varying activities.
Our two day industry-leading AST 1 course is an introduction to avalanche rescue skills and the principles of safe travel in the backcountry. After a day of class and a day in the field you will learn what gear you need and how to use it, how to read the terrain and conditions, and how to rescue a buried companion.
Designed by IFMGA/ACMG certified Mountain Guides/CAA Level II Professionals, our Avalanche Training is well regarded as the industry's premier AST 1 course.
Setting the standard since 1992
All students additionally receive life-time free access to our online Avalanche Trip Planning Resource & Updates
Don't take an AST 1 course with a group of skiers when you can go at your own pace and focus on your own needs with our industry-leading course AST 1 General Public.
This course complies with the Canadian Avalanche Association and after successful completion you will be awarded a certificate.
Why choose Mountain Skills Academy for AST 1?
Those intending to backcountry ski or snowboard please refer to the AST 1 Skiers & Riders Course.