Snowmobile AST Courses Overview

Riding safely in the mountains is ‘heads up hockey’ and life long learning that comes with training and experience.  Since 2009 we have provided avalanche training to over a thousand people, helping you build experience on a solid foundation of knowledge and skills.

The Avalanche Skills Training (AST) level 1 course is 2 parts, a class session and a field day.  The curriculum is design by Avalanche Canada and give the Hangfire special touch based on our own riding experiences.

The class sessions is an online course you can take on your own time, as long as you complete it.

The field day is offered every weekend of the winter in Golden, BC.

6 or more of you and want a private course or custom date in Golden, BC? Contact us

AST 1 - Full Course

Snowmobile AST 1 Course – $175 class session, $175 field day.  $350 total.

The AST 1 course will give you the basic knowledge and skills required for safe backcountry travel.  No snowmobiling experience required, although you do need one for the field day.

Based on many years of experience and the latest information available, this avalanche course is the first step in becoming a safe mountain rider people want to ride with.

Online Class Session + Hands On Field Day = AST 1 Certificate

Private courses available any time in Golden, BC with a group of 6 or more.  Contact us

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AST 1 - Classroom Only

AST 1 Classroom Only – $175

The AST 1 classroom session  is a complete online learning experience.  We’ve done our best to create a class that keeps you engaged with photos, videos, quizzes, text, links and more.

Complete it on your own time.  Spread it out over a few days or evenings in you most comfortable chair.  Re watch any part you want, pause, comeback later if you get tired (which we all do taking class style courses)

 

To complete the course and get your certificate you need to sign up for a  AST 1 field day in Golden or Revelstoke within 2 seasons of taking your class session.

 

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AST 1 - Field Only

AST 1 Field Only – $175

The snowmobile AST 1 field day is a full day (8 hours) outside, on snow. A hands on training day, you will be observing the terrain & snowpack, digging and using your rescue equipment. To attend the AST 1 field day all participants must have attended an AST 1 class session within the past 2 seasons.

Make sure you have a working snowmobile, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel for the field day.

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Sled AST 1 - Field Day Nov 28, 2020 to Mar 14, 2021 08:00 Golden, BC $175 Available EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY from Late November to Mid March. Click BOOK NOW to choose your date. Field days are held at Quartz Creek in Golden, BC. BOOK NOW
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AST 2 Course

Snowmobile AST 2 Course – $699

Did you find the AST 1 did not answer all your questions?  Do you spend the majority of your time riding in avalanche prone terrain?  This course is for you!  4 days, several different riding areas with a focus on travel in avalanche terrain.

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Sled AST 2 Feb 25 to 28, 2021 08:00 Golden, BC $699 4 day snowmobile AST 2 course in Golden. We will start the evening of Feb 24 in class at 5 pm. FIND OUT MORE
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