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AST-1 Sled Specific, Cariboo Region, Feb 6 2022


14 hours Total:

  • 3  hour self study
  • 3.5 hour interactive webinar Jan TBA
  • 8 hour 1 field day at Yanks Snowmobile Area
    • 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.

Self Study Prior to Feb 6 2022 (Mandatory)

Approx.  3 hours, it can be broken into several sessions or done all at once. Use the links include

#1. Avy Savy-online tutorial

#2 BCA Avalanche-Rescue

Optional for the Keeners
Snow Safety & Awareness
Avalanches and Terrain
Weather and Snowpack

Zoom Webinar –  Date: TBA , 2022 (Mandatory)

6pm to 9:30 pm
A Zoom meeting code will be provided.
Zoom webinar requires: computer or other large screen and an internet connection, (web camera optional) Note: using a cell phone is suboptimal due to it small screen size.


Field Day: Feb 6 2022, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Yanks Peak, meeting at the snowmobile parking lot

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

Please complete the online waiver before the field day!

Waiver #1

Waiver #2

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