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AST 2 - Avalanche Safety Training for Complex and Challenging Terrain · Sat. Mar. 17th - Sun. Mar. 25th

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Organized by: Kelsey Miller.

Start: Saturday, Mar. 17th
End: Sunday, Mar. 25th


Who's excited for winter!? The VOC and Canada West Mountain School are offering another round of discounted AST courses for VOC members (the discount comes to just over 25%). 

AST 2 - $450.00

The foundation of avalanche safety is terrain, and our unique format gets you exploring terrain in 4 alpine locations including the Duffey Lake region, Whistler, Blackcomb and Seymour. Taught by Professional Members of the Canadian Avalanche Association and industry experts, our AST-2 is designed for skiers and boarders seeking adventures that require travel in Challenging or Complex Terrain.

All the information you need, as well as the sign up link can be found here:

Please read the description on the website thoroughly.  Here is a quick summary and some of the main points to consider.

  • You must be an intermediate level skier or snowboarder.  This includes having experience on whatever touring setup you will be using (eg. tele, AT...).
  • You must have completed AST1 (preferably the previous year)
  • This AST-2 course is conducted over 2 weekends: March 17-18and March 24-25, 2018
  • Practical sessions on weekend at 4 different locations: Duffey Lake region, Whistler, Blackcomb and Seymour.  
  • A theory session will be held the first morning in North Vancouver and afternoon field session conducted on Mt Seymour.
  • Days on Whistler will require lift pass ($58x2).  This will be waived if you have a season pass.
  • If snow conditions are no good, one more of the days will be held at Whistler, and you will be required to buy another day pass ($58).  It is not likely that this will happen, however there is a chance.
  • We need minimum 6, maximum 8, sign-ups to run this course. It will be cancelled if we do not reach the min. 

Again, please read the description on the website in full, and sign up through the Canada West Mountain School website.  Please direct any questions you have to the message board thread, or you can email me personally. 

Posted: 2017-11-01 11:55:22
Last modified: 2017-11-01 12:03:01