Skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are exciting ways to explore the mountain wilderness, yet without the right knowledge, sports enthusiasts often take unnecessary risks.
On average, 14 people are killed by avalanches in Canada each year, the majority of which are backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.
Banff Lodging Company employees get fantastic discounts on Avalanche Safety Training Courses with Alpine Air Adventures.
Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 (AST1)
Avalanche Safety Training (AST) Level 1 will teach you how to travel in the backcountry safely, where to obtain current information, as well as all about snow pack dynamics and terrain use. The course consists of one day in the classroom and one day in the field.
Avalanche Safety Training Level 2 (AST2)
The Avalanche Safety Training (AST) Level 2 course is your next step in avalanche skills development after completing an introductory course. To fully enjoy the backcountry it’s crucial you understand avalanche phenomena, recognise the terrain where avalanches occur and find routes that minimise risk.
This hands-on course featuring extensive practical field experience augmented with one day of classroom theory and discussions addresses these issues over a comprehensive four day training period.
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