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Name: AST-1 Avalanche Skills Training
Starts: Sat Dec 12, 2020
Return: Sun Dec 13, 2020

Registration opens: Wed Sep 30, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 13

Organizer: Canada West Mountain School
Profile info:
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Participant Information

***COVID19 Guidelines Compliance:  Participants MUST read and comply with BCMC Guidelines attached in the Trip Planning Forum, confirm both at time of sign up, and day of event  - they have completed the  BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire at time of registration. ***

 Mandatory COVID 19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool : https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en


Once complete, email screen shot to organizer. 

This course is for BCMC members who are snowshoers, skiers or snowboarders wanting to learn to avoid avalanches, travel safely in the backcountry, and build their arsenal of mountain knowledge. 

Base course Fee: $205 + GST (Special price for BCMC Members; CWMS Non-BCMC Fee: $275 + GST)

Possible extra cost for the lift access fee for Whistler/Blackcomb access.


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


  • 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 snowshoe 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". Make sure you select Dec 12-13. 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

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

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