Learn avalanche skills and safe route finding in the backcountry with the experts from Black Diamond Tours in our avalanche courses. The right training will make your travels to the Hokkaido backcountry safer and more enjoyable. Depending on your avy skills we offer 2-day course (AST1) or 4-day courses (AST2) that will give you the knowledge and skills to reduce the risk of being caught in a slide.
Both courses are highly recommended to recreational skiers and boarders who intend to ski/ride in off-piste, sidecountry, or backcountry terrain. These courses are recognized by Avalanche Canada and participants will receive a certificate upon completion.
Additional information on both courses can be found by visiting Avalanche Canada.
For Japanese courses, please click the link here.