AABBS is a non-profit society founded in the spring of 2009 by a group of Nelson ski industry and business professionals concerned about the increasing numbers of teens venturing out into the backcountry without any avalanche and/or mountain safety training. This is a slightly modified version of the Avalanche Canada approved AST 1 drawing on the instructor's experience and feedback from the youth in order to maximize interaction and engagement. We have also integrated the one-day Avalanche Awareness Courses into the AABBS curriculum to raise awareness and prepare these youths for the AST 1 course. You must be strong intermediate skiing/riding ability to take this course.
AABBS (Youth Avalanche Skills Training)