• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec


An avalanche safety course is the basis for any adventure in the back country whatsoever snowshoeing, cross country skiing, freeride or alpine touring. The training of the Canadian Avalanche Centre are intended for that you can make better decisions in the hinterland. CSA 1 is accessible to all and is a prerequisite to follow the CSA 2.

New: the course can be given as follows: the theory is given in Montreal in three evenings from 18:30 to 21:30 and the course is completed with a field day on Saturday.

on demand.

CSA 1: $ 225 + tx
Freeride (CSA 1 and 2) $ 595 + tx

Included: Avaluator, booklet of the course completion certificate

Not included: accommodation, ski tickets (if necessary), right to access, food, transportation, avalanche safety equipment (shovel, probe, DVA / transceiver), personal equipment

Prerequisites: Open to all

Reservations: contact us

CSA 1 course is the first course of avalanches in the recreational and professional progression. This is the basic avalanche safety that every adventurer (AD) of the hinterland in the winter must follow. Whether snowshoeing, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding and telemarking courses applies to all these means of movement and focuses on demystifying the phenomenon are the avalanche and mountain environment in winter.

This course will address the following questions: What is the avalanche terrain? How can I avoid it? What are the steps to determine if there is a risk of avalanches? What should I do if I or my companions’re taken by an avalanche? After this course, are my ways to learn more? Neve is unique in integrating this course this course to a ski trip in Western Canada.

This course aims to provide a basic protocol for decision making.

It is:
• Based on the most advanced knowledge available;
• Suitable for those with some experience.
In addition, this course:
• Provided the required fields necessary for further avalanche training;
• introduce and promeus the Avalanche Safety Advanced Course (CSA 2), which is the logical continuation to improve its ability to take decisions.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the basics of training and triggered an avalanche;
• To identify avalanche terrain;
• Understand the steps to plan and execute a trip;
• Use Avaluator ™, a decision-making tool working in an environment that uses the terrain exposure scale and where there is snow bulletin;
• Use resources to classify the field as exposure, if that is not already listed;
• Use the resources to get a snow bulletin.
• Use proper techniques of travel in avalanche terrain.
• Perform a self-rescue.
• Understand the limitations of their knowledge.

Please contact me if you are interested in doing this avalanche training, in order to go safer whenever you go out skiing!

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Training AST-1 in Haute-Gaspésie

Price per person

1 Person225CAD

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The price does not include 5% GST.

CSA 1: $225 + GST
Freeride (CSA 1 and 2) $595 + GST