Snowmobile AST Courses Overview | Golden, Revelstoke, Fernie, Valemount/McBride

Sledding 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 thousands of people just like you, setting you up to build experience on a solid foundation of knowledge and skills.

The Avalanche Skills Training (AST) level 1 course is 2 parts: online class and a field day.  The curriculum is designed by Avalanche Canada and given 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 before your field day.

The field day is offered every weekend of the winter in Golden, BC and select dates in Revelstoke, Valemount/McBride and Fernie, BC.

For the AST 1 field day we will be riding.  You need a snowmobile with appropriate winter riding gear as well as a digital transceiver with a probe and shovel in a back pack.

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AST 1 - Full Course
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Snowmobile AST 1 Course – $149 class session, $200 field day.  $349 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

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Sled AST 1 Click BOOK NOW 08:00 FERNIE, BC $349 Snowmobile AST 1 BOOK NOW
Sled AST 1 Click BOOK NOW 08:00 REVELSTOKE, BC $349 Snowmobile AST 1 BOOK NOW
Sled AST 1 Click BOOK NOW 08:00 GOLDEN, BC $349 Snowmobile AST 1 BOOK NOW
Sled AST 1 Click BOOK NOW 08:00 VALEMOUNT / MCBRIDE, BC $349 Snowmobile AST 1 BOOK NOW
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AST 1 - Classroom Only
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AST 1 Classroom Only – $149

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 within 2 seasons of taking your class session.

 

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Sled AST 1 - Class Only All Season ONLINE TRAINING $149 Snowmobile AST 1 - Online Class BOOK NOW
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AST 1 - Field Only
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AST 1 Field Only – $200

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 taken 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 Only Click BOOK NOW 08:00 FERNIE, BC $200 Snowmobile AST 1 - Field Day BOOK NOW
Sled AST 1 - Field Only Click BOOK NOW 08:00 REVELSTOKE, BC $200 Snowmobile AST 1 - Field Day BOOK NOW
Sled AST 1 - Field Only Click BOOK NOW 08:00 VALEMOUNT / MCBRIDE, BC $200 Snowmobile AST 1 - Field Day BOOK NOW
Sled AST 1 - Field Only Click BOOK NOW 08:00 GOLDEN, BC $200 Snowmobile AST 1 - Field Day BOOK NOW
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AST 2 Course
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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, 2022 08:00 GOLDEN, BC $699 Snowmobile AST 2 BOOK NOW
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