Avalanche Training

Avalanche Training

  • No Formal Training at all

    Votes: 118 35.5%
  • Classroom only

    Votes: 40 12.0%
  • AST 1

    Votes: 157 47.3%
  • AST 2

    Votes: 17 5.1%

  • Total voters
    332

Summit800_Andy

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AST1 and 2 Booked! And to everyone saying "Hoping to take", or "planning on it" Book soon! I booked mine back in september and the 1st AST1 date was already full. If its the same here as it is where ever you guys live they fill up quick and theres only limited dates for them. The AST2 Only has 3 dates and the earliest isnt until January. If you dont get to take the Courses until March or April its not going to do you much good this season right?
 

Boobage

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Coldstream BC
Booked for AST 1 class on Nov 18 in Vernon with Trigger Point .
Field day Dec 15th I thinky :)
Looking forward to it!
 

~Rowdy~

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Re-cert Field day with ZacsTracks Dec 22nd in Golden. Be interesting to see if there's a big difference in field days between that and Yamnuska. Other than being on a sled of course.
 

magnet32

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took ast1 class in edmonton with zacstracks on november 10th . very informative , field session booked in revy for dec 2 . there are no more excuses for me now ! everyone should have it as a bare minimum ! im already planning on up grading to level 2 . its cheep compared to what could happen . thanks Lori really enjoyed course ! ZacsTracs check it out !
 

RGM

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We are now offering AST 1 courses in the Whistler Pemberton area. We are going to specialize in private groups so get your buddies together and pick your own date.
 

Summit800_Andy

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AST1 this weekend! Hope everyone is getting booked in, its avy season and you can never have too much knowledge!
 

hevy_chevy67

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Blackfalds
Got my classroom session done earlier this month and will be doing the field session in Golden in December.
 

halligan

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Burnaby
AST-1 course whistler/pemberton
Anyone interested in taking the AST-1. Course will start dec.19 evening classroom session, with field days being the 20,21. The course will be in the whistler /pemberton area. We are planning on staying down and riding the 22,23 as well. Give me shout 604-783-5948


Thanks,
Jared
 

Zacs Avy Crew

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We have lots of upcoming classes in Calgary, Edmonton, Valemount, Lethbridge, Fernie and Red Deer. We have been asked by some students to possibly come back to Saskatoon again this year! The snow is starting to settle in and our field classes are will be starting up in earnest again, the first ones with Lori and Randy teaching will be in Valemount Dec 13-17 remember to book in early!!!!

Check out our Face Book Posts and photo albums to check out what the students are saying this year about our courses this year.
 

popcorn popper

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We have lots of upcoming classes in Calgary, Edmonton, Valemount, Lethbridge, Fernie and Red Deer. We have been asked by some students to possibly come back to Saskatoon again this year! The snow is starting to settle in and our field classes are will be starting up in earnest again, the first ones with Lori and Randy teaching will be in Valemount Dec 13-17 remember to book in early!!!!

Check out our Face Book Posts and photo albums to check out what the students are saying this year about our courses this year.
Just finished Zacs avy course in Red Deer today and all I can say is good job Lori! I guess you can teach an old guy a few things! Good course and thanks again!
 

crazy newf

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Booked for feb 16 17 in Val class and field cant wait heard good things about the course coming from fort Mac might be driving down solo if someone is needing a riding partner room for one on sled deck
 
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Hangfire

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Golden
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www.hngfiretraining.com
Some spots opened up for our AST 1 course in Golden Jan 12/13. It is dumping right now as well. Avalanche danger went from Low to High in a few days.
Spread the word if you know of folks in need of avalanche training!

Sign up online at www.hangfiretraining.com or give us a call. 250 344 0399
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Bnorth

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Need to change my vote to AST1, did it in Mid January with Zac's. Can't believe how much more aware I am of conditions and risks now when I'm riding.
 

PaPaWheelie

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Glad to see the interest and experience. As an Avalanche Skills Trainer for the last 15 years I'm always interested in the level of interest and participation in formal training. Alek at the Peaks Lodge has invited me to run courses from there. I would like to set up a slightly different format. The AST 1 would be two days, day one 4 hour class and 4 hours on the mountain. Day two would also be a split between class and mountain. This is because people get pretty overwhelmed and glazed over during a full day in class. Time management would be excellent because we can sled from the Lodge. The courses would be offered on weekends. Everyone is welcome from everywhere. Alek will offer discount room rates for people that stay at the lodge taking the course and I will offer Peaks guests a discount as well. Course rates will be an industry average. I'm mostly concerned with sharing the knowledge and helping people enjoy themselves more. I've posted this lengthy note to ask if there would be any interest in this offering if we provide it. Obviously it's much better to provide something that you guys would be interested in.
Please respond.
 

~Rowdy~

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Starting to look at booking my AST2 for next season. Considering Hangfire or Zacs Tracks, there is a price difference between the two, just wondering what other differences there might be? Anyone know?
 

ridehard

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Lakeland
Free Avy Safety Seminar coming to Bonnyville Oct 23. Sponsored by BRPlSki-Doo and local dealers.
Not full AST1, but rather an evening intro to Avy Safety
 

Zacs

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Too far from the mountains!
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