Free Online Avalanche Refresher

November 24 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Kootenay Avalanche Courses is offering a free online avalanche refresher through Zoom, next Tuesday, November 24, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm PST. Although everyone is welcome, the refresher will be geared toward people that have taken their AST 1 or AST 2. It will be fast-paced and interactive via the chat feature. We will cover the 7 steps of the daily process:

  • Looking for the key points in the avalanche forecast.

  • Primary strategies when planning a backcountry trip.

  • Required and optional gear.

  • Verify conditions through online sources and field data.

  • Essential travel habits for the backcountry.

  • Key aspects of terrain for evaluating slopes.

  • Takeaways that inform future trips.

If you are interested, you must sign up at the KAC website on the courses tab. Space is limited. After you register, you will receive confirmation for the zoom link.  

And if you're looking for an early season AST1, a course was just added - November 28-29.

Town: Rossland, BC