NEW: Take your terrain management skills further.
Have you taken the AST-1, and you’re looking for a refresher? Maybe you’ve just finished your AST-1, and you’re wanting to learn more about travel techniques. Either way, this new certificate course from Avalanche Canada might be for you. This course focuses on the avalanche skill that is most commonly used in the backcountry: mitigating and avoiding avalanche hazard through terrain management skills and safe travel practices.
More information and information package to follow soon!
Gear, Food, Lodging
- Instruction throughout the course
- Pre-trip gear and planning advice
- ACC course materials
Participants must provide:
- Daily transportation to/from the climbing areas (participants will be expected to use their own vehicles and carpool)
- All meals
- Personal gear (see equipment list in Info Pack)
Level of Difficulty
You should have an intermediate level of backcountry ski experience, be comfortable with your touring gear, and have already completed the AST-1 course. You should also have a good level of fitness: some of the bigger objectives will involve an alpine start and a 10+ hour ski day. If you have any questions about your suitability for this course, please contact the National Office.
Build your winter travel skills
Winter in Canada’s mountains means powder skiing and the ACC knows the terrain. Whether you’re looking to get skills and get up to speed, or looking for the trip of a lifetime, you’ll find it here. Join us!
Other Skills Courses
- AST-1: the essential avalance safety course for any backcountry traveller.
- Managing avalanche terrain: work on the skills needed to keep yourself and your group safe.
- AST-2: Take your avalanche knowledge further, and learn the basics of snowpack evaluation
- Introduction to Winter Camping
- Introduction to Navigation
- Introduction to Ski Mountaineering