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AVALANCHE SAFETY (AST) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (5 x $200 each) [Due Nov 28 at 11:59 pm] · Wed. Nov. 1st, 2023 - Tue. Nov. 28th, 2023

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Organized by: Brianna Ragsdale.

Start: Wednesday, Nov. 1st
End: Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 11:59 pm


Like many of us, you may be motivated to travel beyond the ski resort boundary rope and into the backcountry. The prerequisite? Getting educated with an avalanche course!


Do you need financial support to get your Avalanche Safety Training?  If so, the VOC is funding five $200 AST scholarships!


Applications for our AST Scholarships are open from now until November 28 at 11:59 pm. 


(Scholarship + VOC discount = about 60 bucks from your pocket) 


Fill out the survey below to apply. We ask for your VOC number so that you are anonymous to our group of evaluators. 


FIVE Scholarships will be given out in early December. Good luck!


Link to Application Survey:



What is the AST? 

- AST Level 1 is designed to give people the training to use avalanche rescue tools effectively and help mitigate hazards by making informed decisions


Why should I get AST Certified?

- Safety

- Risk Assessment

- Decision-Making Skills

- Rescue Techniques

- Understanding Snowpack

Posted: 2023-11-02 18:48:00
Last modified: 2023-11-24 10:36:03