Learn the basics of safe travel in avalanche terrainPlus terrain evaluation, trip planning, rescue basics & decision making

Lake Louise Ski Resort is committed to Avalanche Education. We offer Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses throughout the season and are a proud partner with Avalanche Canada.

Lake Louise Ski Resort has access to some amazing backcountry skiing but we want you to access it safely with a basic avalanche education. We highly encourage all skiers and snowboarders to enroll in an AST 1 course - which we offer here at the mountain.

Avalanche Skills Training AST 1 Details

This two day course will teach you the basics of safe travel in avalanche terrain including terrain evaluation, trip planning, rescue basics & safety equipment. Classes run from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day with classroom sessions in the mornings and on-mountain training in the afternoons. The class meets the instructor at Glacier Chair base. Touring equipment is NOT required as all lessons are taught in-bounds at the ski resort and the use of avalanche safety equipment is included.

Dates & Times:

Courses run 9:00am to 4:30 (for two days) on the following dates:

  • February 22-23, 2020.

Note: If you have a group of 5 to 8 people we can schedule a custom course date that works for you.

Rates

Rates do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing are subject to change.

2-Day AST 1 Course
$240
2-Day Lift Pass (if you don't already have one)
$40

Booking Information

Simply visit or call our Guest Services Department to register for any upcoming course date. If registering by phone (1-403-522-3555) please have a valid credit card ready for payment.

If there are any questions they can email avalanche@skilouise.com.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 14 days or more before the course date will receive a full refund. If you cancel 2 to 14 days before the course there will be no refund but you may change to another course date if one remains. Cancellations made within 48 hours or less of a course are not eligible for a refund.

Please Note: A minimum of 5 people (maximum of 8) is required for each course to take place. If you have registered for a program and a minimum of 5 students is met you will have the option to move your course date or receive a full refund.