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"Overall I think Yamnuska did a fantastic job of taking an extremely complex - even overwhelming - topic and packaging it into a digestible introductory course. It's certainly not a simple task. Both Steve and Grant were great teachers with vast amounts of knowledge and were able to transfer some of that to us on a level that we could understand and deal with. The course was well orchestrated and organized." Parry Loeffler - Alberta


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Avalanche Courses

Get trained by the leading recreational Avalanche Course provider in the Canadian Rockies. Our avalanche safety courses are held in Calgary and Canmore throughout the winter.

Avalanche is the greatest hazard facing 'out of bounds' backcountry skiers/riders, 'sledders' and ice climbers. The knowledge gained from Yamnuska's avalanche safety courses will significantly improve your safety margins and introduce you to risk assessment. Yamnuska avalanche courses are taught by a core staff of senior full time certified guides and professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association.

These safety courses follow and exceed curriculum established by Avalanche Canada.

We are a 'Presenting Sponsor' of Avalanche Canada which means we provide financial support and professional resources to this invaluable organization. By taking an avalanche safety course with us you help support them.Canadian Avalanche Centre

We offer courses in Calgary at Mountain Equipment Co-op, in Canmore out of our own classroom, and in Rogers Pass.

AST1 (click here) - We are the largest provider of recreational avalanche training in Canada. This intensive 2 day course involves a full classroom day then a field training and study day. We offer courses in Canmore and Calgary.

AST 2 (click here) - Four days of advanced avalanche training and study. We do an advanced classroom day then spend 3 days out in the field. We run this course in Canmore and Rogers Pass.

Special: Sign up for our AST 1 and AST 2 recreational avalanche courses at the same time and save 10% off the cost of both courses.

The AST 1 avalanche course is a great introductory program. If you are a regular backcountry enthusiast we recommend you sign up for the AST 1 course, get outside and build your experience level, then take the AST 2.