Avalanche course

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The VOC usually arranges a private avalanche course for members in January of every year. Spaces are limited, and it fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up early if you want a spot. This course is usually a bit cheaper than taking a course open to the public.

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in traveling in the backcountry to take an avalanche course. Each year the VOC organizes one or two entry-level avalanche courses for members, so that our members can get a group rate for the course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

If you can't do the VOC course, avalanche courses are offered by many local guiding companies, including Canada West Mountain School and the Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau.

Logistics

For all future avalanche course coordinators, logistics and organizational timeline can be viewed from the link cited above.

Upcoming Events

Sign up below if you are interested in doing an avalanche course.

2009

Avalanche Skills Training - Level 1

December 12th - 13th, 2009

2010

Avalanche Skills Training - Level 1

January 16th - 17th, 2010 @ Seymour/Whistler

January 16th - 17th, 2010 @ Seymour

Avalanche Skills Training - Level 2

January 23th - 24th & 30th - 31th, 2010

Past Events

2009

  • Avalanche Skills Training - Level 1
Main article: AST1_course_2009


  • Avalanche Skills Training - Level 2
Main article: AST2_Course_2009

2008

  • Avalanche Skills Training - Level 1
Main article: Avalanche course 2008


  • Avalanche Skills Training - Level 2

2007

Main article: Avalanche Course 2007

2005

Main article: Avalanche Course 2005

2004

Main article: Avalanche Course 2004