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Backcountry Training

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

Please call Guest Services 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 7/8, 11/12, 15/16 or 18/19

    January 1/2
    Advance Booking Rate: $269.10*
    Regular Rate: $299.00
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    *Advance bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance.

    AST 2

    Build on your AST 1 and existing backcountry skills with our AST 2 course.

    Comprised of 1 classroom day and 3 field days, our certified guides will provide in depth instruction on; planning and travel techniques needed to navigate various terrain types, improving competency in carrying out companion rescues, developing proficiency in applying the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) model to develop terrain ratings, and developing techniques for applying the danger rating on a local scale. AST 1 certification and backcountry experience required to undertake this course.

    2021.22 Dates Price Booking Link
    $699 per person

    Course materials not included.
    Available for $59 per person.


    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.

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