Avalanche Skills Training 1 Snowshoeing - Whistler
- Duration: 48 Hours
Become an avalanche expert with Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures!
Our curriculum has been developed over years of teaching avalanche safety, using best practices for education and skills training, with experienced instructors. Our course exceeds the minimum instruction time recommended by the Canadian Avalanche Association, therefore offers great value to each student. The course is the starting point in avalanche education for recreational users of avalanche terrain and is the most comprehensive AST 1 course available in the Whistler area. Enjoy snowshoeing while learning about:
- formation and nature of avalanches
- avalanche terrain recognition
- factors affecting snow-pack
- route finding and more!
- Avalanche safety equipment required (transceiver, shovel, probe)
- Geared for recreational users of avalanche terrain
- Participants should be at least 16 years old to participate in a public group. Please let us know if you or someone in your group is younger than 16 years old.
- Field day is completed on snowshoes. No experience necessary, but moderate physical activity is required.