Snowmobile Specific Training in Calgary, AB

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Rescue Workshop $50 – 3hr

AST Level 1 Classroom Session $200 – 8.5hr

AST Level 1 Field Session $175 – 9hr

Zacs Level 1.5 Evening Classroom Sessions $90 – 4hr


*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(Okotoks) – October 28
Meeting Location – Cycle Works Foothills
Hwy 2A & Twp RD 212, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2
Cycle Works website

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Cycle Works Foothills

OPTION #2 – November 18

Meeting Location – Cycle Works Calgary
4127 6th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6V5
Cycle Works Calgary website

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OPTION #3 – December 19-20 *Over TWO Evenings*

5:30 pm – Doors open
6:oo pm – 10:30 pm – Class 

Meeting Location – Basecamp Motorsports
7309 Flint Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1G3
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Bow Cycle South

OPTION #4 – January 20 

Meeting Location – AIP Safety
5716 Burbank Road SE, Calgary
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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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Rescue Workshop
– 3 hour (Indoor/Outdoor)

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

OPTION #1(Okotoks) – October 28
Meeting Location – Cycle Works Foothills
Hwy 2A & Twp RD 212, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2
Cycle Works website

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Cycle Works Foothills

OPTION #2 – November 18

Meeting Location – Cycle Works Calgary
4127 6th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6V5
Cycle Works Calgary website

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Cycle Works Calgary location

 

 

 

OPTION #3 – January 20

Meeting Location – AIP Safety
5716 Burbank Road SE, Calgary
AIP Safety’s website

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Details – This will be an indoor presentation and hands on introductory workshop. It is highly recommended, but not required, 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 there are still important… READ MORE  about Zac’s Rescue Workshop programs.

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

Zacs 1.5 Workshop
– 4 hours (Indoor)

Meeting Time 
November 19, 2018
5:30pm – Doors open
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Class

Meeting Location 

Cycle Works Calgary
4127 6th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6V5
Cycle Works Calgary website

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Cycle Works Calgary location

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 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

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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