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Mount Washington, Avalanche Skills Training

MISB Deal (AST1) $250 regularly $350

    • 14 hours including:  3  hour self study, 3.5 hour interactive webinar and 8 hour 1 field day at Mount Washington, Courtenay BC
    • You will gain knowledge, and skills to help you stay out of harm’s way using the planning technology available via Avalanche Canada and other resources.
    • You will learn to look critically at the winter landscape, judging the terrain and snowpack, detecting danger zones and safe routes.
    • You will become fast and accurate rescuers. Honing your skills with avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel.  Getting you prepared for any situation.
    • Note: Be prepared for physically challenging afternoons: you will be required to walk in the snow and dig to become proficient with avalanche equipment and rescue scenarios.


Field Day Requirements:
  • Sled in good working order
  • Avalanche Gear: Backpack, Probe, Shovel, Avalanche Transceiver
  • Lunch, Beverages & Snacks

Home Pre-Course Study (Mandatory) Feb 2 and or 3 2021 online

Approx.  3 hours, it can be broken into 2 sessions or done all at once.

Zoom Class –  discussion Feb 4, 2021

  • 6pm to 9:30 pm
  • once you sign up you will be given a zoom meeting code

Field Day: Feb 7 2021

Mount Washington, Snowmobile Staging Area
9am to 4pm approx.




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