List View of Events for Zac's Tracs 2016-17

The well known Chinese philosopher Confucius said, “What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.”

Update or upgrade your skills this season!

Register for Avy Classes & Field sessions. Practice rescue exercises and mock scenarios. Travel through the terrain, make observations and decisions.

What have you got to lose?!

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Click on each date below to be redirected to the event details.
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2016-2017 Rescue Workshop (3 hours)
6:30pm – 9:30pm
$50/p (Youth free with a parent)

General Details

Fall 2016
Oct 21 – Westlock, AB
Oct 23 – Whitecourt, AB
Nov 4 – Millarville, AB
Nov 6 – Red Deer, AB
Nov 11 – Edmonton, AB
Nov 13 – Lloydminster
Nov 18 – Cold Lake, AB
Nov 20 – Athabasca, AB
Nov 25 – Lamont, AB
Nov 27 – Calgary, AB
Dec 1 – Weyburn, SK
Dec 2 – Regina, SK
Dec 4 – Saskatoon, SK
Dec 9 – Erskine, AB
Dec 11 – Edmonton

Winter 2017
Jan 20 – Calgary, AB
Jan 27 – Red Deer area
Jan 29 – St Albert, AB
Feb 26 – Calgary, AB
Mar 6 – Wasilla, AK
Mar 7 – Turnagain Pass, AK
Mar 8 – Turnagain Pass, AK

2017-18 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Oct 21 – Wainwright, AB
Nov 5 – St Albert, AB

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2016-2017 Outdoor Rescue Workshop
9:00am – 1:00pm $75/p

General Details

Call for custom class.

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2016-2017 AST 1 Classroom Session (8.5 hours)
9:00am – 5:30pm
$200/p (Youth discount of $75 with parent)

General Details
Package with AST1 Field session and save up to $50.

AST1 Field session must be completed to receive an AST1 certificate

Fall 2016
Oct 22 – Westlock, AB
Oct 23 – Whitecourt, AB
Nov 5 – Millarville, AB
Nov 6 – Red Deer, AB
Nov 9-10 – Camrose, AB
Nov 12 – Edmonton, AB
Nov 12 – Castlegar, BC Trigger Point class
Nov 13 – Creston, BC Trigger Point class
Nov 13 – Lloydminster
Nov 19 – Cold Lake, AB
Nov 20 – Athabasca, AB
Nov 26 – Lamont, AB
Nov 27 – Calgary, AB
Nov 30-Dec 1 – Weyburn, SK Zac’s evening classes
Dec 3 – Regina, SK
Dec 3 – Revelstoke, BC Trigger Point class
Dec 4 – Saskatoon, SK
Dec 9-10 – Golden, BC Trigger Point evening classes
Dec 10 – Erskine, AB
Dec 11 – Edmonton
Dec 17 – Valemount, BC

Winter 2017

Jan 14 – Fernie, BC
Jan 20 – Castlegar, BC Trigger Point class
Jan 21 – Calgary, AB
Jan 28 – Red Deer area
Jan 29 – St Albert, AB
Feb 4 – Valemount, BC
Feb 26 – Calgary, AB
Mar 4 – Petersville / Trapper Creek, AK

2017-18 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Nov 5 – St Albert, AB
Dec 16 – Valemount, BC



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2016-2017 AST1 Field Sessions (8.5 hours)
8:30am – 5:30pm $175/p


CLICK HERE to view available field sessions.
Fernie, Golden, Pine Pass, Revelstoke, Tumbler Ridge, and Valemount. ~40 available options

  • Save $30 when booking AST1 Class & Field at the same time – Promo Code ZTP30
  • Save $50 when booking Class, Field and Rescue Workshop at the same time – Promo Code ZTP50

Other Discounts or Zacs Store Credits of up to $90 may apply CLICK HERE to view
General Details

CLICK HERE to view available field sessions.
Fernie, Golden, Pine Pass, Revelstoke, Tumbler Ridge, and Valemount. ~40 available options*
More dates and locations to be scheduled as demand requires. Gather up your own group and book a custom location/date!

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2016-2017 Zac’s AST 1.5 Evening Program
6:00pm – 10:00pm, $90

General Details
Super small classes. Curriculum customized to suit interests of the group.
Call to book.

2016-2017 Zac’s AST 1.5 Daytime Program 9:00am – 5:00pm, $200

General Details
Small groups. Completely customized to group’s needs and skills.
Call to book.


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2016-2017 Companion Rescue Skills Course
8:30am – 5:30pm $180/p

CLICK HERE for details

Dec 18 – Golden, BC
Jan 15 – Golden, BC
More to be added for January and February Call us to book. 403-850-3042
Custom Courses Available

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2016-2017 Managing Avalanche Terrain (MAT)
8:30am – 5:30pm $190/p

CLICK HERE for details

Jan 28 – Golden, BC

Custom Courses Available

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2016 AST Level 2
(4 days) $700/p plus trail fees and taxes

These 4 day AST2 packages assume that participants have completed the AST1 within the previous 3 years.
Follow this link for more details!
2016-2017 Season
Jan 5-8 – Revelstoke, BC – Full 4 days
Feb 2-5 – Revelstoke, BC – Full 4 days
Mar 30 – Apr 2 – Tumbler Ridge, BC – Full 4 days

Dates don’t work for you? Gather 6 people and create a Custom Class!
Contact us to schedule. 403-850-3042

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Snowmobile Tradeshows


Oct 13-15, 2017 – Edmonton, AB – Alberta Snowmobile Association Snowmobile Show
Edmonton Expo Centre | 118 Ave & Wayne Gretzky Dr., Edmonton, AB
HALLS : E, F, G & H
  • Fri, Oct 13 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sat, Oct 14 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sun, Oct 15 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Outdoor Swap Meet & Sale – Details yet to be confirmed

Nov 3-5, 2017 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association Snowmobile Show
Prairieland Park, Exhibition Grounds, 503 Ruth St W, Saskatoon, S4M 0G7

  • Fri, Nov 3 4pm – 10pm
  • Sat, Nov 4 10am – 6pm
  • Sun, Nov 5 11am – 5pm

Drop by Zac’s Tracs booth at the SSA show – Booth xxx!

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Professional Avalanche Conferences

May 2-6, 2016 – Penticton, BC – Canadian Avalanche Association – Annual General Meetings
October 3-7, 2016 – International Snow Science Workshop 2016 (ISSW) – Breckenridge, Colorado

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ZAC’S TRACS WILL BE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER SNOWMOBILE AVALANCHE INSTRUCTORS AGAIN THIS SEASON IN ORDER TO OFFER A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS.
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Calendars - Zac's, ASA Safe Riders and Snowmobile Community Events

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CLICK HERE for a Google Map of 2014-2015 Zac’s Tracs avalanche training schedule.

CLICK on the image above for a full size Google Map of Zac’s Tracs 2014-2015 avalanche training schedule

AST1 Mountain Field Sessions (8+ hrs)

2016-2017 AST 1 Mountain Field Sessions (9 hours) 8:30am – 5:30pm $175/p

CLICK HERE for General Details related to AST1 classroom sessions.

Discounts and Early Registration Credits from $20 to $140 are available when AST1 Class, Field and Rescue Workshops are packaged together, CLICK HERE to review.

If you have a riding group with a particular date/location in mind for your field session, please contact Lori – 403-850-3042. We will be adding more field dates based on student interest.

Scroll through the list below and please click on each community to view available Field Session options and details related to each event.

If your schedule allows, we recommend that you choose a Monday or a Friday for your field sessions as Saturdays and Sundays are typically our larger groups.

Field classes must have at least 6 students fully registered one week prior to run. Classes vary from 1 to 3 instructors depending on student enrollment. All field classes will never exceed a maximum of 8 students per instructor.

A WAIVER OF LIABILITY must be signed by all participants, even students that completed waivers during the classroom session. To simplify paperwork in the snowy staging area it is recommended that you PRINT and bring the completed waiver to the field session for your instructor to witness.

CLICK ON THE TOWNS BELOW TO VIEW DETAILS ABOUT THE MEETING TIME AND PLACE.


Choose One of the Following
  • Keep checking back as more dates will be added based on demand and instructor availability

Castlegar, BC

Click for Castlegar Details

  • Jan 21, 2017 FULL
  • Contact us for custom dates

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Creston, BC

Click for Creston Details
  • Jan 22, 2017
  • Contact us for custom dates

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Fernie, BC

Click for Fernie Details
  • Jan 13 – FULL
  • Jan 15 – FULL
  • Jan 16 – FULL
  • Feb 4 Cancelled and moved to Feb 19
  • Feb 18 – Closed
  • Feb 19 – 4 spaces available
  • Mar 11 – Cancelled.
  • Contact us for custom dates

  • Drive Time 5hr 45min Fernie – Edmonton GOOGLE MAP

Drive Time 3hr 4min Fernie – Calgary GOOGLE MAP

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Golden, BC

Click for Golden Details
  • Dec 10 only 5 spots available
  • Dec 11 FULL
  • Dec 17 FULL
  • Dec 18 – FULL
  • Jan 14 – FULL
  • Jan 27 JUST ADDED!
  • Jan 28, 29
  • Feb 25
  • Mar 11 – 8 spots available
  • Mar 18 – wide open
  • Contact us for custom dates

  • Drive Time 5hr 24min Golden – Edmonton GOOGLE MAP

Drive Time 2hr 52min Golden – Calgary GOOGLE MAP

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Revelstoke, BC

Click for Revelstoke Details

Drive Time 4hr 30min Revelstoke – Calgary GOOGLE MAP

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Tumbler, BC

Click for Tumbler Ridge Details

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Valemount, BC

Click for Valemount Details
  • Dec 9 – 6 spots available
  • Dec 10 – FULL
  • Dec 11 – FULL
  • Dec 15 – 4 spots available
  • Dec 16 – 6 spots available
  • Dec 17- FULL
  • Dec 18 – FULL (unless taking AST1 class on Dec 17)
  • Dec 19 – 6 spots available
  • Jan 7 – FULL
  • Jan 13 – FULL
  • Jan 14 – FULL
  • Jan 15 – 4 spots available
  • Jan 20 – FULL
  • Jan 21 – FULL
  • Feb 2 – FULL
  • Feb 3 – 2 spots available
  • Feb 4 – 6 spots available
  • Feb 5 – FULL
  • Feb 18, 19
  • Feb 25 – cancelled
  • Feb 27 – 3 spots available
  • Mar 11 – 8 spots available
  • Mar 12 – wide open
  • Mar 25 – wide open
  • Contact us for custom dates

  • Drive Time 5hr 13min Valemount – Edmonton GOOGLE MAP

Drive Time 6hr 12min Valemount – Calgary GOOGLE MAP

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LZ updated the available spaces as of xxxxx/16

Instructors are available for custom classes in the following locations:

  • Invermere/Radium
  • Kakwa
  • Pine Pass
  • Tumbler Ridge