Erskine, AB - Snowmobile Specific Avalanche Training & Rescue Workshop

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COURSE HOST – Tail Creek Snowbirds Snowmobile Club

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Discounts up to $50 and Credits up to $90 available when booking your AST Level 1 Class and Field at the same time.
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Youth discounts, Refresher discounts, group credits and early season credits available.

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AST 1 CLASSROOM SESSION – 8.5 hr minimum

Meeting Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016
8:30am – Doors open
9:00am – 5:30pm – Class

Meeting Location – Erskine School
#4 Prospect Avenue, Erskine, AB T0C 1G0
(NE corner of town)

IMPORTANT Please bring $20 cash for lunch, snacks, refreshments, tips and taxes 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 backcountry riders should have. The AST 1 is an excellent introduction to “how not to get caught”…avalanche terrain recognition skills, snowpack theory, rescue skills and overall risk management…
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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

4) Recommended Backcountry Gear

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Indoor Rescue Workshop

OPTION #1 – Friday, December 9, 2016

Meeting Time – 6:30pm – 9:30pm Class
Meeting Location – Erskine School
Erskine School, #4 Prospect Avenue, Erskine, AB T0C 1G0

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Details – This will be an indoor presentation and hands on introductory workshop. It is highly recommended, but not necessary to BRING YOUR PERSONAL TRANSCEIVER, PROBE, SHOVEL, BACKPACK, AND WINTER GLOVES. Some demo units will be available. Please dress for the weather as we may take the opportunity to go outdoors for part of the program.

If you should ever find yourself in the situation to need it, the transceiver search should be second nature, freeing your mind up for more complicated rescue needs. Learn how transceivers operate and methods to use when searching for multiple signals.
Digital or analog….what is the best?
Single search, multiple search…learn tips to improve speed and quality.

Avalanche probes and shovels look pretty simple, but… CLICK HERE for more information about Zac’s Tracs Indoor Rescue Workshop programs.

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

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AST 1 Field sessions – 8 hr minimum

Choose ONE field day.
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A certificate of completion for the AST1 is awarded to those riders that complete the 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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