Avalanche Skills Training – AST 2

Course Details

You have taken an AST 1 in the past and now you want to learn more. CRMG has you covered with a cutting edge Avalanche Canada licensed AST course that will get you everything you need and more.  We will go beyond just simple recognition of hazards and move into implementing these observation skills into making sound and consistent decisions; decisions that are based on finding all of the highly relevant information available to you.

Skill Level

Any serious backcountry enthusiast who is already  a competent  backcountry rider and is able to travel smoothly through terrain already but also needs to up their game out in the backcountry by learning about how to deal with more challenging terrain.

LOCATION

Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway area

DURATION

4 days (April 10th-13th 2020)

Course Costs

Group Size
Day Rate
Price Per Person

6

$170

$675

*Please add 5% sales tax to the above amounts. *Additional expenses such as food, gear rental, park fees, transportation or accommodation not included. 6:1 Student to Instructor Ratio

Course Dates

April 10th-13th 2020

Course Information

The AST 2 program is about travelling in real avalanche terrain & making decisions about how to move through that terrain. You will discover new concepts about how to handle terrain based on real time conditions and employ strategies that minimize you and your group’s exposure to avalanche hazard.

One of the other objectives of the Level 2 is to elevate your comprehension of snowpack and weather conditions and how these variables intercept with terrain and snowpack. Our goal is to help you have a better understanding of what snowpack tests are available to you to use and which ones are the most useful at the right time based on the types of avalanche problems you are dealing with.

We will also show you how to maximize the information on the public avalanche bulletin to quickly discern the issues in the snowpack as well as the main hazards. We will also show you how the weather impacts the snowpack in the short term and how to play the long game with snowpack and current conditions.

What makes CRMG stand out?

Highly Experienced and Certified: Your instructor is a highly experienced and fully certified ACMG/IFMGA mountain guide & professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association with years of public and industry avalanche forecasting.  Your AST instructor also teaches for the CAA Industry Training Program which are the professional level avalanche courses.

Ratios: We are a small company dedicated to personalizing everything we do. We offer only smaller ratio programs of 6:1 in the field so that we are optimizing your learning in the field and get one on one interaction with a qualified professional.

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