Alpine Access Australia is an accredited Avalanche Canada AST Provider which runs AST1 courses in NSW and Victoria. Avalanche Canada sets the global standard for providing avalanche awareness programs. Participants acquire new skills and knowledge to help them keep safe in the backcountry. As say AAA note: ‘Yes avalanches do happen in Australia, and AST1 is also essential if you and your friends venture into the side or backcountry when skiing or snowboarding overseas’.

They offer a two day AST1 course, which has a theory day and a field day. They are now bringing their training to Mt Buller and Mt Stirling.

The cost of the course is $300 for two days. Please check here for details on what the training involves, what gear you will need to bring and how to register.

Melbourne/Mt Buller or Mt Stirling, VIC –
Theory day held in Melbourne, Backcountry day held at Mt Buller or Mt Stirling (venue tbc):

Course date: Sat-Sun 8-9 September.

(Earlier courses are now booked out).

AAA are also offering training in the Snowy Mountains and at Mt Hotham. Please check their website for details.