AST 1 and 2 Snowboard

DESCRIPTION

This avalanche course is only for snowboarders.  Movement on a snowboard on this course is part of the training.  Learn how to move in the mountains on your new split board, taught buy an experienced split boarder. Our Snowboard AST  level 1 and 2instructors are specially trained to teach the Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course, it will provide an entry-level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge available. It is suitable for use by people with basic training and little experience.

In addition, the course will:

Provide the prerequisite knowledge required for further avalanche training.

Introduce and promote the Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 Course as the logical next step for gaining intermediate-level decision-making skills.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Understand the basics of avalanche formation and release.

Identify avalanche terrain.

Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip.

Use the Avaluator™ as a decision-making tool in areas where trips are rated using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and where Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins are available.

Find resources for obtaining ATES terrain ratings if their trip is not rated.

Find resources for obtaining Avalanche Danger Ratings and Avalanche Bulletins if these are not available.

Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain.

Carry out a companion rescue.

Understand the limits of their training.

Dates:

Whistler 2015/2016 dates

2 days

January 9, 10

January 30, 31

February 13, 14

Price:

$239 + %5 gst

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DESCRIPTION

This is the next step after your AST 1 Snowboard course.  Again this is a snowboard only course.  Our AST 2 trained split boarders will teach you the ways in the Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 Course. It will provide an intermediate level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge available. It is suitable for use by people with a moderate degree of training and experience.

In addition, the course will:

Provide the prerequisite knowledge required for further avalanche training.

Introduce and promote the Canadian Avalanche Association Industry Training Program as the accepted standard for advanced avalanche training.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Use the Avaluator™ as a filtering tool to determine when additional planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely.

Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale.

Be familiar with the ATES technical model as a means to develop personal, local terrain ratings.

Use routefinding to take advantage of nuances in terrain to manage personal risk.

Use travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions.

Proficiently carry out a companion rescue.Understand the limits of their training.

Minimum Classroom Time Requirement

A minimum of 9.5 hours classroom time is required.

Minimum Field Time Requirement

A minimum of 3 days in the field is required.