Avalanche Safety Training Level 2 for backcountry skiers/split-boarders

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Fraser

Fraser, BC V0W

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AST Level 2

Our intensive 4 day AST 2 course is designed to meet the needs of experienced skiers and split boarders, looking to build upon the essential skills necessary for safe backcountry travel. The course focuses on developing the techniques for assessing and evaluating potential avalanche slopes in the backcountry and managing hazard that they present. This is not meant to be an avalanche forecasting course, nor is it a course that dwells on the scientific collection and recording of snowpack and weather observations.

Rather, our goal with the course is to introduce you to a set of processes for trip planning, making an in-depth analysis of the snowpack and weather conditions and route selection, that enable you to match your terrain choices with the current avalanche conditions and your confidence/risk tolerance. This course is lead by ACMG ski guides who advocate a simplified version of the operational approach then take when guiding. We spend the first day in the classroom with the next three days spent in the hills. Your instructors encourage the group to make the big decisions while they offer guidance and mentorship. The goal is to get out there and ride in the most challenging terrain that conditions and our uncertainty allow.

The course is comprised of a classroom day in Whitehorse followed by 3 days of ski touring and splitboarding in the White Pass. The course is an immersive experience and it is suggested that participants overnight in Skagway for the second and third night in order to reduce the amount of time spent driving. This also allows us to maximize the time spent thinking and talking about backcountry skiing. There are lots of options for cheap accommodations in town.

Registration cost cover instruction only.


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Fraser, BC V0W

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