Whether you are getting ready for your first winter of backcountry skiing and riding or you’ve been at it for years, the Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Level 1 or 2 course - developed by the Canadian Avalanche Centre - is the perfect opportunity to learn about (or brush up on) safe backcountry travel techniques, route finding, slope assessment and companion rescue. Join us for a combination of classroom learning and snowcat assisted ski touring. Our AST courses are taught by Keith Robine, a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association with 20 years of experience teaching avalanche courses to recreational skiers and riders.
CAA AST schedule at Big Red Cats:
Dec. 15-16 AST 1 ($199)
Dec. 22-23 AST 1 ($199)
Dec. 27-30 AST 2 ($379)
Jan. 3-4 AST 1 with Fortis on snowshoes ($199)
Feb. 7-10 AST 2 ($379)