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.

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

 AST1 courses in 2018 will be held on the following dates:

Jindabyne, NSW:
Sat-Sun 21-22 July
Sat-Sun 4-5 August
Mon-Tue 13-14 August
Sat-Sun 25-26 August
Wed-Thu 29-30 August
Sat-Sun 1-2 September
Sat-Sun 15-16 September
Sat-Sun 22-23 September

Additional courses may be scheduled in June or October if snow conditions permit.  


Mt Hotham, VIC: Sat-Sun 18-19 August
Other dates possible on request


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