AST 1, AST 1+ & AST 2 Courses plus others, for sign up

November 25th 2023


Hello ACC Vancouver Members,

AST 1, AST 1+ & AST 2 Courses plus others are ready to sign up for.
Once again we are partnering up with BlackSheep Adventures to offer members AST courses as well as other courses.
ACC Vancouver members (includes our ACCV Varsity Outdoor Club and SFU Hikers) will receive 15% off. Costs are on BlackSheep website and vary depending on which one you take.
To offer maximum flexibility for peoples different schedules you will sign up through BlackSheep Adventure Sports (
You will find a selection of dates to meet your needs while still receiving our members discount.  You will also find a full description of each course and any questions can be directed to Monte Johnston through the BlackSheep Website.
Sign up early to ensure you get your AST course under your belt to prepare yourself for winter trips and winter courses that require it when traveling in avalanche terrain.
Our Section offered IBS-Intro to Backcountry Skiing and STGT-Ski Touring and Glacier Travel courses and the Section Kokanee Trip require AST training.  These happen early in the new year so start planning and get your AST booked.

The course dates for this year are as follows:

  • AST 1 Squamish: Nov 25, Dec 9, Dec 9, Dec Dec 16, Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20 & Jan 27
  • AST 1 Whistler: Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28
  • AST 1+: Dec 9 & 10, Dec 16 & 17, Jan 6 & 7, Jan 20 & 21
  • AST 2: Dec 15 to 18, Dec 19-22 (at Journeyman Lodge), Jan 11-14
  • Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue: Dec 2 & 3, Jan 13 & 14
  • Intro to Backcountry: Dec 3, Jan 6 & 7
  • Combo AST 1 & Intro to Backcountry @ Journeyman Lodge: Dec 19-22


Note: unfortunately only a 5% discount on the Journeyman Lodge trip


Promo Code: ACCVan23 get’s people 15% off any of the above trips other than Journeyman, good for the month of November


How to Book:

  • Use Promo Code: ACCVan23 at checkout
As described above you need to sign up on the Blacksheepadventure website but we would also like you to sign up here so we may track the interest in this offering.

Guest sign-up

Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.