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Are You Winter Ready? Training Starts Here

View larger imageLearning how to judge slope angles | Photo: Kirstie Simpson

If you're looking for recreational avalanche training courses, you've come to the right spot. The CAC is the central hub for public avalanche awareness and education. Whether you're new to the backcountry or have many days of experience under your belt, you owe it to yourself, your family and your friends to know as much as you can about avalanche risk management.

Start with our online avalanche course . Over 40,000 students a year log on to take this training. It's a great way to gain an understanding of avalanche safety basics or to refresh your avalanche knowledge after a long summer.

The next step is an Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course. With an AST 1 course you'll learn the vital fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. 

The next step in increasing your knowledge about backcountry avalanche safety is the Avalanche Skills Training (AST) level 2 course. This course is longer (4-5 days) and will take you in the backcountry under the guidance of an avalanche professional to learn about terrain choices, route finding and decision making.

Our annual Backcountry Avalanche Workshops are another great way to tune up for the winter. Our team of experts head out in November to communities in BC, Alberta and the Yukon to deliver these day-long workshops. Click on the link for this year's schedule.

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