AST- Avalanche Skills Training Courses

Level 1- AST 1

This course will provide an entry level decision making framework that is:
1. Based on the most advanced knowledge available
2. Suitable for use by people with basic training and little experience
3. Will demonstrate and educate on the use of the Avaluator to provide a consistent and structured approach to trip planning, slope evaluation and decision making in avalanche terrain
4. Will demonstrate the use and educate on companion rescue 
5. Students will leave with a certificate of completion 

Prerequisites
The AST 1 is appropriate for anyone who is interested in or required to make decisions involving exposure to avalanches.  It is aimed at entry level decision makers who have no prior training and little to no experience.

Course Agenda
Day 1- Classroom day in Canmore starts at 9:00 am
Day 2- Field Day starts at 9:00 am 

Price: $185 + tax per person
Minimum 3 students, maximum 8

Contact: olivia@wildtrips.ca for dates and availability

Level 2- AST 2

An AST 2 course is suitable for people with a moderate degree of training and experience and who have taken an AST 1 course. An AST 2 course builds on the foundations of your AST 1, and provides an intermediate decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain.  

Prerequisites
Completion of an AST 1 course
A moderate degree of training and experience

Course Agenda
Day 1- Classroom instruction starts at 9:00 am 
Day 2, 3, 4 - Field days 

Price: $560 + tax per person
Minimum 3 students, Maximum 8

Contact: olivia@wildtrips.ca for dates and availability