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Trip Information
Name: AST-1 Avalanche Skills Training (skiers/riders)
Starts: Sat Dec 14, 2019
Meetup: TBD
Return: Sun Dec 15, 2019

Registration opens: Sun Oct 13, 2019
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Oudina Cherfi
Profile info:
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Participant Information

This course is for BCMC members who are skiers or 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. 

Base course fee: $223.20 (special price for BCMC members; regular price $279)

Location: Whistler 

Course Description: This Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course is taught by a certified Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) professional. You will obtain your AST-1 certification upon successful completion of this course. Further information about the curriculum and other details can be found here.

Notes: Cost does not include transportation to/from course areas, lift access fees (if applicable), food, or personal equipment as noted. You must supply your own ski touring or splitboard setup, as well as your own avalanche kit (transceiver, probe, shovel). If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent from MEC Vancouver or other local mountain shops. Be aware, rentals often sell out so book early! This course is for BCMC members only. Also the BCMC has 2 transceivers and 3 shovel for rent ( contact Win at rentals@bcmc.ca) 

Online Registration Process: (READ CAREFULLY!)

(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 MSAA  using the promo code shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". This promo code will be visible only once you're on the Waiting List. Be sure to select the December 14-15 dates

(3) You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once payment is completed. Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List.

(4) Keep your eye on your email for further information


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