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VOC Discounted AST-1 Block A · Sat. Dec. 12th - Sun. Dec. 13th
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Start: Saturday, Dec. 12th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Dec. 13th, 5:00 pm
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We're partnering with Canada West Mountain Guides once again to offer discounted group AST-1 courses. This year, things will be a little different with the classroom session done online and it'll be one full field day at Seymour rather than half a field day at Seymour and a full one at Whistler.
The AST-1 Classic course focuses on teaching practical methods of understanding, recognizing and avoiding avalanche hazards, including terrain evaluation, effective decision making, group management, safe route finding, snowpack structure, weather, and avalanche rescue techniques. Plenty of VOC trips in the winter require AST-1 for safety and it's a smart idea to take it if you want to travel into avalanche terrain.