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 Avalanche Canada to bring courses to the 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.
Avalanche Canada facilitates recreational avalanche safety throughout Canada by developing nationally recognized avalanche course standards, curricula and by providing support and instructional materials to certified instructors who deliver Avalanche Skills Training (AST) programs. The YAA strongly advocates that members of the public attain avalanche skills training though the AST curriculum.
Below are the current course providers in the Yukon as of Winter 2023. Watch this space for future developments as we aim to increase AST capacity in the territory.