Do you venture out of bounds at the resort, off the hiking trails or into the backcountry of the mountains during winter?
If so, an Avalanche Skills Training Course Level 1 (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 slack country.
Join us for a 2 day course in Canmore with Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides on November 16th + 17th, 2019! In this post we are going to go over what our upcoming AST1 course teaches, why it is unique, what you will need to bring and more!
Do you venture out of bounds at the resort or into the backcountry when out on the trails in winter?
If so, an Avalanche Skills Training Course Level 1 (AST 1) is the perfect place to start your winter backcountry mountain education, no experience necessary! And you can do so in Canmore on November 24-25th!
Looking for a unique, off the beaten path accommodation in the Canadian Rockies as somewhere for you + your crew of girls to use as base camp for an adventure? Look no further than Canmore/Kananaskis' Mt Engadine Lodge!
Earlier this year, my best friend Jessica, suggested we go on a ski expedition. It didn't take long for us to stumble across information about resort and back country skiing in Chile, convince two other girls to join us and find a guide willing (and nuts enough) to lead the four of us around some volcanoes and ranges found in the Andes!
Chloe Vance tells her story on her starting journey in winter avalanche safety skills with the article Earning Turns with The Ladies, so check it out! With links to various women’s specific winter skills training programs this article is a great resource and just might push you to take that AST1 course you’ve been talking about for ages.
Did you know that different levels of Avalanche Skills Training courses are offered ongoing in Alberta during the winter season through a number of different educators? These AST (for short) courses are for those of us interested in all kinds of winter mountain activities, including but not limited to: nordic skiing, back country skiing, tobogganing, hiking, ice climbing, snowmobiling.