This Avalanche Skills Training (AST1) course is specifically customized, for sledders. 

Day 1: Zoom Online Course

Day 2: Practical Skills, Henning Mountain(sled, and avy gear required)


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.



Sled in good working order

Avalanche Gear: Backpack, Probe, Shovel, Avalanche Transceiver

Snow and Cabin appropriate clothing

Lunch, Beverages & Snacks


Don’t have the Gear. BackCountry Safety Training Inc provides Sales – Rentals of ava gear and sleds.



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