Valemount, BC - AST Level 1 Avalanche Courses

PLEASE NOTE: Trail fees for the VARDA managed trails have increased this season to $25/person/day.

The board of VARDA (Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association) approved a motion to reduce trail pass fees to avalanche course participants by $10. It is wonderful to see the community support for avalanche training. Every little bit helps!
Thanks to Curtis Pawliuk and the Board of VARDA!
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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

Option #1 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
Option #2 – Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

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

Meeting Location: Valemount Community Hall
101 Gorse Street, Valemount, BC


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Please bring $20 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 backcountry riders should have. The AST 1 is an excellent introduction to 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



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INDOOR RESCUE WORKSHOP

Dates and Locations throughout Alberta & Saskatchewan

CLICK HERE for this season’s Rescue Workshop schedule

Save $50 when booking an AST1 Class / Field & Rescue Workshop package.

Details – This will be an indoor presentation and hands on introductory workshop. It is recommended, but not necessary to bring your personal beacon, probe, shovel and backpack. 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 common search units 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.

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AST 1 Mountain Field Session

Choose ONE field day

Fri, Dec 16, 2016 or Feb 3, 2017
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 or Feb 5, 2017
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 or Feb 6, 2017

CLICK HERE to view our full season of Valemount Field Dates

Meeting Location – Clemina Creek
Approx Arrival Time – ~8:00am unload, sign out gear, purchase trail passes
Class Start – 8:30 am – Please be geared up and ready to ride for this time.
Return Time ~ 5:30 pm

For information about Clemina Creek staging area

Following the classroom, students provide their own snowmobile to participate in eight hours of hands-on field exercises.
This is very important. Proper terrain travel habits are the key to managing the risks in avalanche areas. Habits are hard to break but by actually…
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What should we bring on the field day? CLICK HERE

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Accommodation Options to consider



Alpine Inn

1470 5 Avenue Valemount, BC
(250) 566-4471
www.alpineinnvalemount.com

Be sure to ask for the avalanche student rates! – $79.99 + tax for 2 Queen beds

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TERRACANA RANCH RESORT

14 km west of the Tete Jaune (Hwy 16 & Hwy 5 Junction)
12155 Hwy 16, British Columbia
Box 909; Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0
Tel: 250.968.4304 Fax: 250.968.4445
Toll Free: 1.866.968.4304
Contact the Terracana Ranch Resort for great rates on their all inclusive packages.

CLICK HERE to view the Terracana’s Facebook albums.
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Swiss Bakery

Awesome food packed and prepared specially for sledders!! CASH ONLY
Swiss Bakery website

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To Register

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Confirmed Registrations

To review the class lists for all Zac’s Tracs courses please click here

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