The AST 1 course is an entry level course to the avalanche world, and we recommend that all backcountry users travelling in avalanche terrain have at least this course under their belts. Avalanche Skills Training Courses are a mixture of classroom sessions and time in the field, ensuring you cover the theory behind backcountry safety and have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in the backcountry. All courses are taught by ACMG guides and follow the curriculum set out by the Canadian Avalanche Association.