ast1 nozawa, japan - avalanche skills training

AST 1+ Myoko FEB 27-28




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AST 1+ Myoko FEB 27-28

You will be sent an online study page & questionnaire that is mandatory to complete prior to the course.
Furthermore, a 2 hour online review Zoom session will be conducted at 7-9pm in the week leading up – you will be notified of the date.

Meeting Location:
08:30am at Akakura Kanko Resort Bakery cafe at the gondola base for a 09:00am kick off.
Please bring all of your touring gear for the first day to test and ensure we are set for the tour day.

Food & Hydration:
It is necessary to bring lunch, snacks and drinks for both days – you will be able to buy otherwise in the morning at the gondola station before we begin. But there will be no big breaks or chance to buy food in the day.

If you are needing rental equipment please notify us if we need to pick up for you in Hakuba.

Please note:
Meeting locations for training and touring may change due to weather. The precise meeting spot will be confirmed prior to the course.

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Do you need rental equipment?

For rental equipment please visit our friends at Hakuba Central Snowsports. You will be provided a discount code for rentals at checkout.

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Please arrange fitting and collection of your equipment with Central Snowsports.
We suggest you do this at least the day before your first day of the course / tour.


  • If you are staying in Hakuba, Central Snowsports offer a pick up service to collect your equipment and will drop you back at your hotel afterwards.
  • For customers taking a course or tour outside of Hakuba, a member of JOI will pick up the equipment for you and bring to the meeting location where they will help set up equipment if required.
  • When organising your rental equipment please provide central snowsports the following information in the notes section of their website:


  • Stance (goofy/regular)
  • Stance width (if known, not essential)
  • Stance angles (if known, not essential)
  • If they are using their own boots, size in US
  • Preferred board length


  • If they are using their own boots, boot sole length in mm (printed on the side of the heel)
  • Preferred ski length

Please ensure you rent equipment for the required number of days

  • AST 1 : 2 days
  • AST 2 : 4 days.
  • BC Tour : 1 day or more if multiday tour.
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