Course Details

This course provides participants with the skills necessary to safely respond to avalanche incidents as part of an inter-agency team in potentially unstable terrain. This blended course is delivered via online introductory modules followed by a face to face classroom and field portion. The focus of the course is on organized avalanche search and rescue techniques such as wanding, probing, searching and shoveling. The course also touches on aspects of higher ICS functions in OAR operations, group safety measures, specialized equipment used in avalanche response and on post-rescue duties. The course is intended for SAR volunteers who will respond in potentially unstable terrain. (Formerly SAR151)

This course is for active members of recognized Search and Rescue (SAR) Groups in British Columbia. To apply, go to and look for the link to the application form. The application form must be signed by the Training Officer or member of the Management Team of your SAR Group.


  • Complete EMRG-1750 or The Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level1 (AST1).
Course Offerings
No sections are currently scheduled for this course

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