Edmonton, AB - Snowmobile Specific Avalanche Courses

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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 Level 1 – CLASSROOM EXERCISES – 8.5 hr


OPTION #1 – Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Sand’s Hotel

OPTION #2 – Sunday, December 11, 2016 – Yellowhead Inn

OPTION #3 – Sunday, January 29, 2017 – Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo, St Albert

OPTION #4 – Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Sands Hotel

Meeting Time – 8:30am – Doors open
9:00am – 5:30pm – Class

Meeting Location (December) – Yellowhead Inn
15004 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB T5V 1A1
Phone: (780) 447-2400 Website: www.yellowheadinn.com
CLICK HERE for a Google Map to the Yellowhead Inn

Meeting Location (January) – Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo
15 Inglewood Drive, St Albert, AB T8N 5E2
CLICK HERE for a Google Map to Riverside

Meeting Location (March) – Sands Hotel
12340 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2B9
Phone: 780-474-5476 Website: www.sandshoteledm.com
CLICK HERE for a Google Map to the Sands Hotel

Please bring $25 cash for lunch, snacks and refreshments 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 “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 – 3 hr $50/p


OPTION #1 – Sunday, December 11, 2016 – Yellowhead Inn
OPTION #2 – Sunday, January 29, 2017 – Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo, St Albert
OPTION #3 – Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Sands Hotel

Meeting Time – 6:00pm – Doors open
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Class

Meeting Location (December) – Yellowhead Inn
15004 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB T5V 1A1
Phone: (780) 447-2400 Website: www.yellowheadinn.com
CLICK HERE for a Google Map to the Yellowhead Inn

Meeting Location (January) – Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo
15 Inglewood Drive, St Albert, AB T8N 5E2
CLICK HERE for a Google Map to Riverside

Meeting Location (March) – Sands Hotel
12340 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2B9
Phone: 780-474-5476 Website: www.sandshoteledm.com
CLICK HERE for a Google Map to the Sands Hotel

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 1.5 Intermediate Evening Classroom Session – 4 hr $90/p

Call for a custom class – 4 hr evening class – 6:00pm start

Meeting Location – Call for a custom course

Don’t have the time or funds to make it to the mountains for the full AST Level 2 avalanche course?
Check out this NEW option for graduates of the AST Level 1 Class and Field session. These 4 hr or 8.5 hr programs will focus on the following:

  • Avy Bulletins, Solving the Puzzle
    Avalanche Bulletins are a big piece of the puzzle. Draw the value out of…READ MORE
  • Go Big and Go Home – Terrain, terrain, terrain
    Looking for opportunities to improve the Risk/Benefit ratio while you are sledding? Your sled is a tool in the backcountry…learn how to use it! We travel through…READ MORE
  • Rescue, Taking your Skills to the Next Level
    Whip your group’s rescue reactions into shape. We’ll build your quick thinking responses and teamwork skills for…READ MORE

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AST 1 Mountain Field Session – 9.5 hr $175/p

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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PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE FIELD SESSION, PLEASE READ THE RESCUE RESOURCES ARTICLE AND COMPLETE THE APPLICABLE FIELDS IN THE SAMPLE 2 PAGE TRIP PLAN. This exercise should/could be completed with your riding group.
4) Rescue Resources – Trip Plan

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