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Avalanche Skills Training Courses

Learn the basics of safe travel in avalanche terrain; 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.

AST 1 Details - 2019/20

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 inbounds 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.

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

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

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.