With the continued interest in backcountry terrain in Australia, and a growing number of Australian skiers and riders heading out of bounds in NZ and the northern hemisphere, there are more opportunities to learn avalanche skills here.

Mountain Journal has previously advertised avalanche courses that are being held in NSW and Victoria this year by Main Range BackCountry.

Now Survive First Aid has teamed up with Dave Enright from Evergreen Outdoor Centre Hakuba to provide Avalanche AST1 & CRS Courses at Mt Hotham this winter.

Dave has been guiding in the Northern Alps of Japan for over 16 years and is the owner and director of the Evergreen Outdoor Center.

This course is accredited through Avalanche Canada.

The 3 day course will combine the Companion Rescue Skills (CRS) course and the Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST 1) courses together, with 1 full day of classroom time and 2 days in the field. This is the perfect introductory course for those recreation adventurers that want to head backcountry within Australia or overseas and also for APSI instructors looking to acquire their ISIA stamp, increasing employment opportunity internationally.

Course Costs: $650 (Includes rental of Shovel, Probe and Beacon)

Course Dates:

August 22-24th  To reserve your place please click here August 22nd-24th

August 25th-27th To reserve your place please click here August 25th-27th

Full details available here.