Avalanche Rescue Refresher

Do you carry the equipment you need to find your partners if they’re buried? Are you confident your partners can find you? Do you know how to use your equipment properly?  The Companion Rescue Course can be taken as a refresher on a yearly basis to ensure that rescue skills are continually kept up to date.

Review and renew your practical avalanche rescue skills, learn how to deal with multiple burial scenarios, practice post incident first aid skills, and experiment with building improvise rescue t-bogans. In addition to learning modern companion rescue practices we’ll also discuss trip planing techniques and the capabilities/limitations of local rescue resources to help you expedite an organized response to a backcountry incident.

Course objective

  • Consider preventative measures
  • Analyze transceiver functions
  • Apply search and rescue techniques
  • Identify Post Incident Considerations

This course follows a training syllabus developed by the Avalanche Canada and a certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.


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Practical Information
This is an intensive 1 day field course.
Skill Level
Participants must have completed a minimum AST 1 introductory level avalanche course before registering. Must be able to travel on skis or split-board.
Upon registration we will send you a complete equipment list. There should not be any surprises on the equipment list. We will be using standard ski touring equipment and equipment rental is available.
Group Size
Maximum 1:8 Instructor to participant ratio. We require a minimum group size of 4 for the course to run.
Terms and Conditions
Students must be 18 years of age or older, prior to enrolling in the course.