Backcountry Training

Build your backcountry knowledge and avalanche awareness with an educational program at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Please call Snow School directly for any reservations made within 5 days of your chosen dates.

  • AST 1

    This introductory Avalanche Skills Training course is for anyone 15 and over who is interested in educating themselves before going into the backcountry.

    Basic avalanche phenomena and safe mountain travel are discussed over two days from 7am-5pm practiced and taught by our Ski Patrol on and off the mountain following the curriculum established by the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA). Learn in a small setting with a group of up to 8 people.

    The AST Level 1 is the prerequisite for the AST Level 2 and for continued training in professional and industry avalanche courses offered by the CAA. 

    2021.22 Dates Price Booking Link
    December 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 or 18/19

    January 2/3, 4/5 or 6/7

    February 22/23
    Advance Booking Rate: $269.10*
    Regular Rate: $299.00
    Call Snow School To Inquire

    *Advance bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance.

    Note: Backcountry equipment is not included in this rate. Equipment rentals consisting of a beacon, probe and shovel will be available at the Rental Shop. Please enquire about equipment rentals in advance of your course date. All program participants will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver prior to the start of the course. Participants under the age of 19 will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf. 

Refund Policies

Take a look at our updated refund policies. We've made several adjustments in an effort to provide some comfort to those looking to ski during our 2020.21 winter season.

Avalanche Ranch

Avalanche Ranch lets you test out your skills before heading into the backcountry. The updated BCA Transceiver Training Basin located at the top of the gondola features a new and improved wireless platform.

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