Avalanche Skills Training Courses Banff, Canmore
Avalanche Training

Avalanche Skills Training - the transceiver search
Avalanche Skills Training - the transceiver search.

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Avalanche Course Provider


It is important to me to show others how to travel safely in the mountains so I enjoy teaching Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses based out of Banff, Canmore and Rogers Pass. Are you going to be heading into the backcountry this winter? You might consider signing up for a certified Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course:

Take your safety into your own hands. This course is essential for anyone venturing into the backcountry. Avalanches claim the lives of many every year. Be prepared and learn the basics of avalanche safety. Skills covered included using avalanche transceivers, assessing snow packs, route finding, and more.
Day 1 will be in the classroom (Canmore), day 2 in the field (Icefields Parkway). Certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

This course is designed for those who have previously taken the AST 1 course or for experienced backcountry skiers and climbers looking to expand their skills. It is a 4 day program featuring 3 days of extensive practical field experience and one day of classroom theory.

NEW FOR WINTER 2019-2020...
Ice climbs are often in very serious avalanche terrain and ice climbing is becoming more and more mainstream. I feel it's necessary for ice climbers to have thier own AST2 course so I'm developing a program for the winter of 2019-2020 - more info coming soon.
Click here to read the "Waterfall Ice Climbing and Avalanches in Canada's National Parks" brochure and click on the image below to see the Colorado Avalanche Centre's research on "Avalanche Fatalaties by Primary Activity":

Avalanche Fatalities by Activity

Contact me to arrange a course and get a quote.


Avalanche Canada Course Provider

Erica Roles
e: ericaroles@hotmail.com
p: 1(403) 431-0548
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