Avalanche Skills Training 2, Åre (Sweden)

16-19 February 2023 

AST courses designed by Avalanche Canada, continuously updated and developed, to guarantee the best training possible. While developed in Canada, the courses are adapted to Scandinavian conditions. The course language is English. The AST 2 is an advanced avalanche course aimed at the serious and experienced winter backcountry user, who already has a good understanding of snow and avalanches. The course is also ideal for backcountry skiers and snowboarders that aim to advance into the CAA professional courses.
The course incorporates extensive practical field time in avalanche terrain. Topics covered includes Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale, developing personal, local terrain ratings, route-finding to manage personal risk, and travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions. The course also teaches how to proficiently carry out a companion rescue. In addition, there is a lot of good skiing happening, and a strong focus is on route finding and managing avalanche terrain. This is a standardized course and a pre-requisite for Canadian Industry Training Programmes (ITP, CAA Level 1).

Note that for joining the AST2, an AST1, SVELAV Friåkning 1/2 or similar (contact me for equivalence) is a prerequisite!

NOK 5500/person. This covers instructor and course materials (price excludes accommodation, transport or lift passes). I plan to arrange joined accommodation to lower costs. Required lift passes are single rides (SEK 214/day).

- Solid off-piste skiing/snowboarding skills!
- Gear: Touring skis or splitboard, appropriate clothing, and avalanche rescue gear: beacon, shovel, probe.
- Beacon must be current 3-antenna device.

Note that all AST courses this season are arranged by >>Climb to Ski, with me as instructor.