Archive:AST2 Course 2009

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Introduction: This was canceled because we couldn't get enough wealthy people

This is the next level for people who have already taken the AST1 course, or for those who feel they want more training than just a weekend course. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than taking a course open to the public.

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in travelling in the back country to take an avalanche course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as the one found here:

It is required that students read the material from CWMS as well as go through the online course before the classroom session.

Dates and Locations

Classroom Session

Date: March 14
Time: TBD - it will be the first half of the day
Location: Canada West Mountain School, 47 E. Broadway St., Vancouver

Field Course

  • March 14th - 15th:
  • March 21st - 22nd:

Note: Arrange your own rides


The cost per person is $498.75. This includes GST. If you need backcountry passes please add another $86.10 per person for 2 passes.

  • Must be paid before Feb. 27th,2009

What you must bring

  • probe
  • beacon
  • shovel
  • snow kit (thermometer, crystal screen, loop and Rite in the Rain book).

  1. Jordan Best
  2. Colin Ferster

Interested participants

  1. Devon Carr
  2. Lee Wasilenko
  3. Craig Alfredson
  4. Matthew Carroll

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY at the club room as well as sign up on the wiki. $498.75 +$86.10 for ppl without lift tickets. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm. Please e-mail Madeleine when you have paid to confirm your spot and/or to make arrangements to do so. You must be confirmed and paid before February 27th, 2009 so that your name and contact info can be given to Canada West in exchange for your booklets etc.