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Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST)

Gain valuable avalanche training and certification through the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Avalanche Skills Training course led by experienced and certified snow safety technicians from the Rossland area. This course includes a 4 hour indoor session as well as 2 days in the field and is offered to skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers.

Ages: 15+
Ability: Intermediate and Advanced
Spots Available: 8:1
Times: Friday 4pm to 8pm and Sat & Sun 9am to 4pm
Duration: 2.5 Days
Price: $235 (Passholders discount non-applicable)
Dates: December 28th-30th, January 11th-13th, February 8th-10th, March 8th-10th

*Touring equipment available for rent at the RED Sports Rental shop

Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society (AABBS)

Age 12-18 – Must be strong, intermediate skiing or boarding ability or higher

Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries (AABBS) is a non-profit society formed to provide free Avalanche Skills Training to youth between the ages of 12 to 18 in the Kootenay area. Our aim is to raise awareness and educate youth in decision making about backcountry travel and avalanche safety by providing age appropriate courses in the West Kootenay region.

Thanks to the generosity of the many donors supporting the effort, the AABBS provided free Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) approved Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses to approximately 250 Nelson and Rossland area youth between the ages of 12 to 18 since 2009.

Ages: 12-18
Ability: Intermediate and Advanced
Spots Available: 6:1
Times: Friday 6pm to 9pm and Sat & Sun 9am to 3pm
Duration: 2.5 Days
Price: FREE (includes lift ticket if required)
Dates: February 15th – 17th, March 1st-3rd

*Touring equipment available for rent at the RED Sports Rental shop at $60 for 2 days