Avalanche Safety Training

Avalanche Safety Training

Have you ever wanted to go backcountry touring? Do you already go backcountry touring?

Do you know how to keep yourself safe?

If the answer is no and you plan on going backcountry in Australia or around the world you need to gain some knowledge and avalanche safety training.

In 2014 an avalanche in Victoria killed two snowboarders. Also in 2014 a skier was buried by an avalanche at Thredbo resort and only survived because he was pushed into a creek bed, which provided an air cavity. In early March 2015 an avalanche in Austria killed an Australian skier and the unpredictable snowfalls this 2016/17 season has seen an increase in avalanche activity around the world. keep yourself safe and receive some avalanche safety training. 

 

The two-day AST 1 course developed by Avalanche Canada will teach you the basics of safe travel in the backcountry, allow you to recognise avalanche terrain and make more informed slope stability evaluations. You will learn proper self-rescue and group management techniques for the backcountry. The AST 1 training is also for APSI instructors looking to acquire their ISIA stamp, increasing employment opportunity internationally.
Cost 
$300.00
Location 

Based out of
Jindabyne, NSW, Australia.
Mt Hotham, VIC Australia

NSW – SMIGGINS/GUTHEGA

July 1-2 -places available
July 8-9 – places available
July 15-16 – places available
July 22-23- places available
July 29-30 – places available
Aug 5-6 – places available
Aug 12-13 – places available
Aug 19-20 – places available
Sep 9-10 – places available
Sep 30-Oct 1 – places available
Additional courses may be scheduled in June or October if snow conditions permit.  

VIC – HARRIETVILLE/MT HOTHAM

Aug 29-30 – places available
Aug 31-Sep 1 – places available
Sep 2-3 – places available

BOOKING ENQUIRY

For more information or to book the avalanche safety training course Click HERE

for the NSW Course Accommodation Click HERE
for the VIC Course
Accommodation Click HERE
for the NZ Course Accommodation send us an Enquiry Form

 

5 comments

John Petterson
April 26, 2017
To whom it concerns I have worked at Thredbo since 1998 and for NSW Fire Brigade since 2000. I have been involed in many back country searches and the Blue Lake avalanche in 2008. I would like to gain a better knowledge for myself. Im hoping you run a course in 2016 ? Cheers JP
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    Giddy Brandauer
    April 26, 2017
    Hi JP There will be Courses running this year, dates to yet be confirmed. Stay tuned for more information Cheers
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Hector
April 26, 2017
Hi my name is Hector and I was just wondering if you are going to run any courses in 2018. Thanks
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    Giddy Brandauer
    April 26, 2017
    Hi Hector, The 2018 dates are not out yet, check this space for 2017 dates soon. Giddy
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    Adam West
    April 26, 2017
    Hi HEctor Dates are up on the website www.mrbc.com.au/ast1-avalanche-safety.html NSW - SMIGGINS/GUTHEGA July 1-2 -places available July 8-9 - places available July 15-16 - places available July 22-23- places available July 29-30 - places available Aug 5-6 - places available Aug 12-13 - places available Aug 19-20 - places available Sep 9-10 - places available Sep 30-Oct 1 - places available Additional courses may be scheduled in June or October if snow conditions permit. VIC - HARRIETVILLE/MT HOTHAM Aug 29-30 - places available Aug 31-Sep 1 - places available ​Sep 2-3 - places available
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