Archive:AST1 Dec 2009

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This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.


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.

Spaces are limited, and it fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up early if you want a spot. This course is a heck of a lot cheaper than than taking a course open to the public.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as this one

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: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Canada West Mountain School, 47 E. Broadway St., Vancouver

Field Course

  • December 12th @ Mt. Seymour (conditions permitting, otherwise Whistler)
  • December 13th @ Whistler

All Day - arrange your own rides.


$210 including:

  • 2 days of instruction
  • 1 classroom session
  • All course materials (paper handouts and books)
  • Avalanche Equipment (Probe, shovel, transceiver)
  • Whistler back country pass for Sunday ($40 value)

(Cost is $170 if you already have a whistler pass)
All other costs including but not limited to food, ski, snowshoe rental, travel expenses will be your own responsibility. Car pooling will be organized later.

If there isn't enough snow on Seymour Saturday will also be held on Whistler in which case you need to pay for two back country passes.

The cost is based on a course with 8 people. If less than 8 people sign up the course will get cancelled and you will get your money back.

No refunds After you have paid there is no refunds unless the course if cancelled (if you can't go, you will have to sell your spot to someone else)

Interested participants

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY at the club room and sign up. $210 for ppl without lift tickets, $170 for those who are pass holders. 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 Line when you have paid. You must be confirmed before Monday, Nov 16th so that I can give your name and contact info to Canada West and pick up your booklets etc.

Confirmed and Paid for Dec 12-13 Lesson

When you have paid add your name, cell phone and email here

  1. Matt Osler
  2. Heather Rodger
  3. Adrian Armstrong
  4. Felix Flöter

Interested for Dec 12-13

  1. Felix Floter


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