Avalanche courses in Fernie, BC

The Fernie AST1 Class and Field
is a great option for snowmobilers
coming out of southern Alberta and
Saskatchewan towns, like Lethbridge,
Medicine Hat, and Swift Current.

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* AST Level 1 Classroom Session $200 - 8.5hr

* AST Level 1 Field Session $175 - 9hr


*Discounts up to $50* and *Credits up to $90* available when booking your AST Level 1 Class and Field at the same time.
Youth discounts, Refresher discounts, group credits and early season credits are available!
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AST 1 Class Session
- 8.5 hour (Indoor)

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

OPTION #1 – January 13
Meeting Location – Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge
1622 7 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Best Westerns website

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Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge

Please bring $20 cash for lunch and refreshments for the day!
A course video will be watched over the lunch hour and everyone must stay in and eat.

The AST Level 1 is considered the minimum level of training that backcountry riders should have. It is an excellent introduction to how to "not get caught”…recognizing hazards in the terrain, how and why the snow structure changes, group management and route selection to reduce risk exposure as well as introductory companion rescue skills...  READ MORE

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AST 1 Field Session
- 9 hour (Outdoor)

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... READ MORE


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