Avalanche training is a must if you venture out of bounds, off the trails or into the backcountry. Once again, Alpine Access Australia is the backcountry festival partner, delivering 2 day Avalanche Skills Training (AST1), which are accredited by Avalanche Canada. These will happen before and after the 2020 festival.
|AST1 is a two day course – 1 day in the classroom (operating from the Snowbird in Hothm Central), and 1 day out in the backcountry.
What you will learn in an AST 1 course:
We also incorporate into the field day of our course an emphasis on backcountry touring technique, safe touring in the Australian backcountry and touring etiquette. The participants on our courses are always a diverse group with one main thing in common, a passion for the mountains and a desire to learn the skills and knowledge to be safe in the backcountry. This makes for a fun, stimulating & challenging two days.
Hotham – Snowbird Inn/ Hotham Sidecountry
Sat/Sun 29-30 August HOTHAM
Tue/Wed 1-2 September HOTHAM
Thu/Fri 3-4 September HOTHAM
Mon/Tue 7-8 September HOTHAM
AAA also offer AST 1 courses at Mt Stirling and the Snowy Mountains Main Range as well as a backcountry guiding service. Check here for all details and to register interest or book for a course.