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Name: AST-1 Avalanche Skills Training
Starts: Sat Dec 08, 2018
Return: Sun Dec 09, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Oct 09, 2018
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
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Participant Information

This course is for BCMC members who are skiers and snowboarders wanting to learn to avoid avalanches, travel safely in the backcountry, and build their arsenal of mountain knowledge. There are no prerequisites for this course except competency on your skis/snowboard. Previous touring experience is not required, though it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with your own setup (rental or otherwise) prior to the course. Snowshoers are advised to take the snowshoe version instead on Dec 29-30.

Base course Fee: $205 + GST (Special price for BCMC Members; CWMS Non-BCMC Fee: $245 + GST)

Possible extra cost: $62 for the lift access fee for Whistler/Blackcomb access (Subject to 2018/19 Whistler pricing)


Location: Mount Seymour**

**Note: in the event there is not adequate snow in mountains around Vancouver (most likely Mount Seymour), participants may be required to purchase backcountry access passes for Whistler.

Course Objectives:

The AST-1 Course is delivered over Saturday and Sunday (16 hours total). For more information on the course curriculum, click here: https://themountainschool.com/program/ast-1-mt-seymour-2018/


  • Cost does not include transportation to/from course areas, lift access fees (if applicable), or personal equipment except as noted
  • You must supply your own ski touring or splitboard setup. If you do not have your own equipment, you can rent from MEC Vancouver or from other local mountain shops
  • This course is for BCMC members only

On-line Registration process:

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List
(2)  Complete your payment directly with CWMS at the link shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". You will receive a confirmation email from CWMS once your payment is completed.
(3)  Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List
(4)  Keep an eye on your email for further information

Trip Organizer & Volunteer Instructor Incentive Program:

If you’ve volunteered your time as either:
(a) a Trip Organizer with 4 or more outdoor trips in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 25% rebate off the course fee, or
(b) Course Instructor (primary volunteer organizer) in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 50% refund off the course fee.
Please email courses@bcmc.ca with your request, along with a list of recent trips and/or course(s) you have been the primary organizer for.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact courses@bcmc.ca.

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