Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 - Ski / Snowboard - FERNIE

From CAD $629.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Fernie, BC
  • Product code: AST2SKI

Feb 14th - 17th - Classroom on the 14th, field days 15th - 17th

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Need to know details:

  • Please note our booking system only shows the course start date on the drop down menu when going through the booking process.
  • 4 day course
  • 9 hrs of classroom theory
  • 3 days in the backcountry
  • Taught by a Canadian Avalanche Association Professional
  • Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST provider

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What you will learn:

  • Safe travel techniques
  • Progressive planning – google earth, map & compass skills
  • How to dig a pit & how to perform a variety of stability tests
  • Terrain analysis, management & verification
  • How to access & use danger ratings on a local scale
  • Advanced companion rescue skills & scenarios
  • Hazard rating verification
  • Decision making tools & techniques
  • Route planning and risk mitigation
  • Human factors
  • And much more!

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Prerequisites:

  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
  • Proficient on your touring skis or splitboard
  • It is recommended to spend one season in the backcountry following your AST 1 before taking the AST 2

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Necessary Equipment:

  • Clothing appropriate for touring and standing in cold/snowy weather
  • Warm gloves, mitts, toque and hat
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Small personal first aid kit (sunscreen, lip-balm, moleskin, Band-Aids, medication, etc.)
  • Transceiver – 3 antenna
  • Probe – 3 meters
  • Shovel
  • Helmet
  • Backpack (large enough for all equipment on day tours)
  • Lift pass or discount card for local ski areas (if applicable)

Will receive these items in class:

  • Companion recue card
  • Avaluator
  • Decision making field book

Equipment for students traveling on skis:

  • Ski touring boots
  • Skis (with touring bindings)
  • Skins
  • Poles
  • Small repair kit (ski straps, duck tape, zip ties, extra buckles)

Equipment for students traveling on snowboards:

  • Splitboard with touring bindings
  • Skins
  • Boots
  • Collapsible poles
  • Small repair kit (ski straps, duck tape, zip ties, extra buckles)

Map, compass, snow saw, snow study kit would all be beneficial but is not necessary.

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Cost:

$629 per person + GST

*Does not include lift tickets at resorts to access the backcountry.

Private Group Pricing:

$2,500 + GST up to 4 people
$3,775 + GST up to 6 people
$5,000 + GST up to 8 people

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Itinerary:

Day 1:
Classroom session at Fernie Chamber of Commerce
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: 
Field day - Lost Boys Pass
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Day 3:
Field day - Tunnel Creek
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 4:
Field day - Tunnel Creek
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Refund Policy: If cancelled within 14 days of the course / camp you will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled. If cancelled before the 14 day mark you will be charged a $35 processing fee and receive a full refund minus $35. Please note that if the minimum number of people to run a course is not met the course will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.