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January 12 - January 13
8:00AM - 5:00PM
$200
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http://centrepeakast.com/course-overview/course-dates/

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Centre Peak AST
Phone:
403-627-8281
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Website:
http://centrepeakast.com/

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Castle Mountain Resort
Phone:
403-627-5101 x 221
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Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1)

Do you venture out of bounds, off the trails or into the backcountry? An AST 1 is your place to start. You don’t need any experience to take this course. It is a must for everyone recreating in the backcountry or slackcountry.

This is the course where you’ll learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to self rescue. An AST 1 is a minimum of two days with both classroom and field components. You need to take this course first and so should your friends because just one person trained in a group is not enough. Everyone in your group should take an AST 1. Recognize an AST 1 course is only the beginning – the avalanche pros will tell you avalanche training is a life long process.

What you will learn in an AST 1:

  • avalanche formation and release
  • identify avalanche terrain
  • the basics of trip planning
  • optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk
  • use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
  • intro to companion rescue

Centre Peak AST offers this course. For bookings or inquiries please contact Kyle Rast at 403-627-8281 or by email at k.j.rast@gmail.com.