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AST1+ / AST2 Avalanche Courses Northern Norway 



AST (Avalanche Skills Training) avalanche courses are designed by >>Avalanche Canada. The course contents are continuously updated and developed, to guarantee the best training possible. The courses are developed in Canada, but are adapted to Norwegian conditions.

AST1+
The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1+ course (AST 1+) is an entry-level avalanche course for recreational skiers and snowboarders in winter backcountry avalanche terrain. This comprehensive 2.5 day program combines practical field days with indoor theory and review based on curriculum as established by Avalanche Canada. It includes an additional field day compared to a regular AST1. Topics covered include avalanche formation and release, identifying avalanche terrain, trip planning, use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk, and companion rescue.

AST2
The Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 (AST2) course is designed for the serious and experienced winter backcountry user. This course is based on the AST 1+ level course, but is also suited for those who already have a solid understanding of snow avalanche principles. The course has extensive practical field time in real avalanche terrain. Topics covered includes Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale, developing personal, local terrain ratings, route-finding to manage personal risk, and travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions. In addition, there is a lot of good skiing happening, and a strong focus is on route finding and managing avalanche terrain. The course lasts normally 4 days, but I added an extra one for more field time, more skiing, and in case of bad weather. 

Max. number of participants for both courses: 5 (to guarantee a good instructor : student ratio)

Dates & locations 2018/19:


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Ballstad/Lofoten:

  • AST1+: 2-4 March
  • Course costs: 5000 NOK/person 
  • Included: 
        - Course
        - Course materials (books, Avaluator Tool),
        - Accommodation (2 nights) at the wonderful Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad, incl. breakfasts and dinners
        - A lot of fun!

  • AST2: 5-9 March
  • Costs: 7500 NOK/person
  • Included: 
        - Course
        - Course materials (books, Avaluator Tool),
        - Accommodation (4 nights) at the wonderful Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad, incl. breakfasts and dinners
        - A lot of fun!


  • AST1+2 Combination: 2-9 March
  • Costs: 12000 NOK/person
  • Included:
        - Course
        - Course materials (books, Avaluator Tool),
        - Accommodation (7 nights) at the wonderful Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad, incl. breakfasts and dinners
        - And again...a lot of fun!

Note that the accommodation prices are super-low and a special offer by my partner Hattvika for these courses, making them probably my best AST-deals of the season!
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Narvik: To be determined


  • Individual course dates and location are available on request. 

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