Information AST-1 Poley Mountain participants


Poley Mountain Resorts Ltd.

Boardroom | 69 Poley Mountain Rd, Waterford, NB E4E 5C5


 January 20-21, 2024

  • Day 1: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - In class and outside
  • Day 2: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - In class and outside

Out of respect for all participants, we ask that you arrive on time . Changes to the schedule may be made at the discretion of the instructor. If applicable, you will be notified 24 hours in advance.

EMERGENCY: For any eventuality, you can contact our team.

Guillaume Gagnon 418-967-0242 | Gabriel Gagnon 418-763-9662

Customer service 418-763-3333


This 2-day training aims to provide students with a beginner-level decision-making framework that can be applied pre-trip and in the field to increase safety margins and maximize enjoyment.


  • Day 1 : The morning of the training will take place in class, bring comfortable clothes for indoors. In the afternoon you will go outside to do search and rescue simulations, bring your winter clothes and if you have your own transceiver, shovel and probe, bring them too.
  • Day 2 : You will spend the majority of the day outside on the hill familiarizing yourself with mountain travel techniques and avalanche safety equipment as well as search and rescue techniques.

** Please note that the schedule may be modified depending on the weather, be prepared. **


  • Avalanche safety equipment such as transceiver, shovel and probe will be loaned to you for the duration of the course. Any loss or damage will require replacement at your expense.
  • All class materials (book, leaflets, sheets) will be given to you on the first day of training.


  • You must plan a lunch for both days.
  • Please note that it is possible to order from the Slope Side Bar & Grill for lunch and/or dinner by letting one of our servers know that you would like to order from the conference room. You can also sit in the restaurant.
  • Bring a pen, notebook and a computer or telephone to share information.
  • Bring your backcountry ski/splitboard gear for travel. Reminder list of personal equipment for outings in the backcountry.


At the end of the course, you will receive an AST 1 certificate of completion issued by Ski Chic-Chocs and approved by Avalanche Canada. This is recognized throughout Canada.


Mandatory to read and become aware before the training.

Adult participant:

Please note that we will complete the forms together on the first day Ski Chic-Chocs Form | Avalanche Canada form for adult participant . Do not complete before training.

Minor age participant:

Please note that if the participant is a minor, he or she will need to complete the Ski Chic-Chocs forms And Avalanche Canada by a parent/guardian and print BEFORE the first day of training.


Here is a link to download the Avalanche Safety Course Manual to properly prepare yourself for the course:

You can also consult the Avalanche Canada Tutorial :


Avalanche centers 

Avalanche bulletin & info 

Articles & case studies 


Weather report 

First aid 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us,
We can't wait to play outside with you!
From the entire Ski Chic-Chocs team: Have a good course!