Fort McMurray, AB - Avalanche Education

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AST Level 1 – CLASSROOM EXERCISES

Sunday, November 6, 2016-
Meeting Time: 8:30am – Doors open
9:00am – 5:30pm Class

Meeting Location – Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
424 Gregoire Drive, Ft. McMurray, AB
CLICK HERE for a Google Map

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Please bring $30 cash for Catering (food, beverages, tips and tax) for the day!
A course video will be watched over the lunch hour and everyone must stay and eat in.

The AST Level 1 is considered the minimum level of training that all backcountry riders should have. It is an excellent introduction to avalanche terrain recognition skills, snowpack theory, rescue skills and overall risk management…
CLICK HERE to learn about the AST1 programs

PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE CLASSROOM SESSION, PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO REVIEW THESE LINKS.

1) Avalanche Canada – Public Avalanche Bulletins

2) The Avaluator

3) Rescue Resources – Trip Plan

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RESCUE WORKSHOP

Meeting Time – Sunday, November 6, 2016-
6:00pm – Doors open
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Class

Meeting Location – Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
424 Gregoire Drive, Ft. McMurray, AB
CLICK HERE for a Google Map

This program is a basic introductory to rescue skills and is a great option for those not able to attend the AST1 Field session right away.

If you should ever find yourself in the situation to need it, the beacon search should be second nature, freeing your mind up for more complicated rescue needs. Learn how to…
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Details – This will be an indoor / outdoor presentation. Please bring your personal beacon, probe, shovel and backpack if you already own these items, however it is not necessary. Demo units will be available. Please dress for the weather as we may take the opportunity to go outdoors for part of the program.

It is recommended that you label all personal gear with your name to prevent loss.


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OUTDOOR RESCUE EXERCISES

Meeting Time – Monday, November 7, 2016-
8:30am – Instructor Arrival Time
9:00am – 1:00pm Class

Meeting Location – Heritage Park, 1 Tolen Drive, Fort McMurray, AB
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This outdoor session is a modified AST1 mountain field session. This session is designed to offer rescue training skills to students that may not have the opportunity to complete the AST mountain field training session. It is also a great pre-course preparation for those riders keen to make the most of the AST1 mountain field exercises. Hands on activities will be…
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AST 1 Mountain Field Session

Choose ONE field day.
Valemount, Tumbler Ridge, Golden, Fernie, Revelstoke
CLICK HERE to view all available Field Sessions

A certificate of completion for the AST1 is awarded to those riders that follow through with a hands-on mountain field session.
Mountain training is very important. Understanding the signs of unstable snow, choosing terrain and proper travel habits are the key to managing the risks in avalanche areas. Habits are hard to break but by actually…
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To Register

You may register for any number of the sessions depending on your interests and availability.
THE DAYTIME SESSIONS ARE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE.

All Fort McMurray sessions are open to youth, 14 years of age and older. CLICK HERE to check out youth pricing and other discounts and credits.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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Confirmed Registrations

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