Advanced Avalanche Training

Types: Avalanche Safety

Advanced Avalanche Training

Take your skills to the next level with our Advanced Avalanche Training clinic

Advanced Avalanche Training

Take your skills to the next level with our Advanced Avalanche Training clinic

ASTIf you've already completed an AST 2 course and want to take your avalanche training to the next level, this course might just be for you!  Designed specifically for people that are seeking to expand their knowledge of snow pack assessment, snow tests, slope tests, ski cutting, etc. while learning to apply that information to ski lines.

This avalanche training clinic is designed to help backcountry enthusiasts use advanced snow observation and risk management skills to strengthen their decision-making in avalanche terrain. Under the tutelage of experienced avalanche forecaster and guide, you will travel through a variety of terrain in the Sea to Sky. The focus of each day will be to undertake specific and strategic observations to address identified hazards or knowledge gaps. This information will then be used to assess various ski lines and potential up-tracks within our operational risk tolerance. At the end of course students will be better able to make backcountry travel and ski line decisions in a safe and efficient manner.

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

Fine Print:

Advanced Avalanche Training
Types Avalanche Safety
Season December to February
Prices From $399.00

What's Included

  • ACMG Guide & Avalanche Forecaster
  • Group Gear

What's Not Included

  • Personal Gear
  • Lift Tickets
  • Food
  • Transportation

Prerequisites

AST 2

  • BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie) $35.00
  • Whistler-Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Pass $45.00
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment - 2 Day Rental $70.00

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie)

A beautiful fleece lined merino wool toque. They come in black and grey though colours are subject to availability.

Whistler-Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Pass

A lift pass for Whistler-Blackcomb to provide access into the backcountry.

Avalanche Safety Equipment - 2 Day Rental

This rental kit includes: Transceiver, Probe, Shovel & Ski Touring Backpack.