AST 2 Advanced Avalanche Skills Training

Slab Avalanche release

This advanced course is for winter backcountry users who have completed the AST 1 course and have experience with backcountry winter travel.

This 4 day course is 9.5 hours classroom time followed by 3 days of backcountry touring and instruction in the field.
The goals are to become more independent with information gathering, recognizing avalanche danger, managing risk in avalanche terrain and completing some great ski tours.

This 32 hour course includes:
- CAA Manual/book.
- Avulator decision making tool.
- Course certificate.
- We provide avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe.
- You will need to provide transportation, lunch,
accommodation, suitable clothing and touring equipment.
Maximum 8 students.

Class room day content: 8hrs
-Emergency response, trip preparation.
-Weather/snow pack observation and evaluation skills.
-Recognizing avalanche danger.
-Avalanche terrain assessment.
-Risk management and decision making.

Three field days content:
-Evaluation of avalanche terrain.
-Route selection and track setting
-Slope/stability tests and snow pack observations.
-Group management skills
-Advanced emergency response

Dates: 2017-18
Call or email to book your preferred dates for the AST 2 course this winter season.
We need 6 people to run this program with maximum of 8.

Location: Class room day can be in Banff AB or Golden B.C. Field days are at a variety of locations including Emerald Lake, Lake Louise, Rogers Pass. Kicking Horse and Lake Louise ski hill are also possible locations.


Gear List: 
Golden BC, first day 8:00, Ramada Inn, 1311 12th Street North
Good backcountry touring/split boarding skiing skills needed for field days.
4 days, 1 classroom, 3 field touring days
Dec through to late March
8 students to 1 instructor max, min 6 per course

Cost. $595.00 per person. Specific dates can be accommodated for group bookings. A 35% deposit will secure a booking.