Whether you are new to the backcountry or you've been playing in the mountains for years, Avalanche Skills Training is a crucial tool that will help you stay safe. There are a range of courses available from local course suppliers and the Yukon Avalanche Association works regularly with the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) to bring courses up North.
Get introduced to avalanches and what causes them, learn how to prepare for a trip, read weather data and snow conditions and what to do if you are caught in a slide.
Local Course Suppliers
The Canadian Avalanche Centre maintains a list of providers by region as well as their contact info and specialities. Click here to find one that's right for you.
Canadian Avalanche Centre Courses
The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) facilitates avalanche safety in Canada by developing nationally recognized avalanche course standards and by providing support and instructional materials to independent instructors who deliver Avalanche Skills Training (AST) programs. Persons considering enrollment in AST programs are urged to inquire about the training, experience and instructional history of the course intructor(s), and satisfy themelves that the AST program they are considering will meet their needs. The CAC course listings including courses held in the north can be found by following the links below: