Managing Avalanche Terrain

Are you looking to be able to better use appropriate travel techniques and choose appropriate terrain for the avalanche conditions?  The Managing Avalanche Terrain courses focuses on developing decision making and travel skills. It will also give you a taste for the more advanced AST 2.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize and classify avalanche terrain
  • Plan and prepare for a backcountry trip
  • Apply the right techniques to minimize risk when traveling in the backcountry


Practical Information
This is an intensive 4 day course. Each day is comprised of a facilitated morning trip planning session followed a day in the mountains where you will have the chance to route set and make decisions under the supervision of your inststructor. Evening sessions with develop you understanding of avalanche theory and provide an opertunity for debriefing the day
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 1:6 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.