Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 - Dec07

  • Date
    From Saturday, 07 December, 2019 to Sunday, 08 December, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 05:00 am PST
  • Organizer name
    Stay Wild Backcountry Skills
  • Price
  • Website
  • Address
    Kelowna / Big White
    Kelowna, BC

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) is your stepping stone into the backcountry. This course is a must have if you plan on ducking that rope & leaving the resort behind. ___________________________________________________________________ Need to know details: -2 day course – 1 day in the classroom & 1 day in the backcountry -Beginner course -Minimum amount of training required if you are headed into the backcountry -Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST provider ___________________________________________________________________ What you will learn: -Avalanche formation & release -How to identify avalanche terrain -Basic trip planning -The ins & outs of the Avalanche Forecast -Human factors & tools to mitigate them -Tools & resources to mitigate avalanche risk -Safe travel techniques -Basic companion rescue -How to use transceiver, probe & shovel -How to dig a snow pit & perform a compression test ___________________________________________________________________ AST 1 will follow the curriculum provided by Avalanche Canada and will provide you with the knowledge necessary for you to further your education with Managing Avalanche Terrain,Companion Rescue, AST 2 or CAA Level 1 Avalanche Operations. ___________________________________________________________________ Prerequisites: Comfortable skiing or snowboarding on blue & some black runs at the resort ___________________________________________________________________ Helpful but not required: Skiers: practice putting skins on & taking them off, practice with bindings & go for a little stroll at the golf course to get the feel for your equipment Snowboarders: practice turning your snowboard into two planks & back to one, practice putting skins on, go for a stroll at the golf course to get a feel for your board *We do not have a ton of time on the field day to teach how to use equipment / how to tour. Check out our Learn to Walk Uphill Camp if you are interested in learning the need to know details when starting out! ___________________________________________________________________ Necessary equipment: -Transceiver (recommended 3 antenna) -Probe (recommended 3 meter) -Shovel -Helmet -Touring equipment (touring skis / or splitboard / or snowshoes, skins, poles) -Backpack -Lift ticket to the resort to access Backcountry (required at certain locations) -Appropriate clothing for a day in the backcountry -Food -Helmet -Courses are available at the ski hill if touring equipment is not available