Avalanche Training

Hi, I just completed the field session in Valemount and really enjoyed the course. It was great to get a lot of hands on experience with determining the snow conditions and using our equipment. I found that it was really an eye opener when it came to using my beacon, probe and shovel. It was nice to use/practice with my beacon for single and multiple burial situations. And it was great to learn about proper probing techniques. I realized that I need to purchase a new probe because mine is pretty light and flimsy and makes it more difficult to control while probing. It was also nice to learn the proper shovelling technique where I learned that as a group you can move a lot of snow in a short period of time. Mac did an excellent job instructing the field session and I really appreciated his honesty about what equipment isn’t as good as other equipment. Thanks for putting on an excellent course for the AST 1 classroom and field session. I am really looking forward to getting even more avalanche trading through Zac’s Tracs.

-Michel Dumont, Valemount

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My vision on retrieving a victim was very inefficient compared to the techniques shown in class. I now have a clue! I also recognized some of […]

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This training was worth every penny. I learned that I was not as prepared as I thought and will be making adjustments to my equipment and […]

John, St Albert

Thank you for teaching a terrific class on Sunday.  It was an eye opener for my boys and I.  We are excited about the field class. […]

Absolutely Worth the Time and Money! – Lise Anne

“Absolutely worth the time and money! So much great information. I enjoyed the hands on practice with the equipmen. We haven’t purchased our own yet and […]

Big Eye Opener

“Surprised at how little I knew about avalanches before I took this course. Big eye opener!” -Brian, Dawson Creek, AB