Avalanche Training Programs
Avalanche Skills Level 1
Intro to Ice Climbing
Dec. 20-22, 2013
Avalanche Skills Level 2
January 18-20, 2014
Ski Rogers Pass
Ski Touring Bascamp
March 10-13, 2014
Heli-drop from Nelson
Ice Creek Lodge
March 21-28, 2014
April 15-23, 2014
Chamonix to Zermatt
May 17-June 7, 2014
St-Elias - Yukon
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Gain the skills and knowledge needed to make backcountry touring a fun and safe experience….
Learn how to recognize hazardous terrain and reduce your exposure and risk to avalanches. Whether you are starting up or you are interested in deepening your knowledge Summit Mountain Guides has a course to suit your needs. Our recreational Avalanches Courses follow the Canadian Avalanche Association models. They are highly experiential and give you safe exposure to the local backcountry.
We provide professional instruction and training in terrain management, avalanche awareness and rescue. Our Instructors are full time professional with years of experience, industry training and a deep knowledge of safe backcountry travel.
Sign up for one of our AST programs and expand your knowledge & confidence…
Learn how to recognize & manage avalanche terrain, read & analyze snow pack information, choose appropriate up tracks, avoid avalanches and enjoy safer turns. Check out a review of the course done by Backcountry Skiing Canada for more photo’s and course perspective.
This introductory course includes 6 hrs of classroom with 10 hrs in the field over 2 full days. For reduced rate and time, combine AST 1 & 2.
Are you looking for the highest recreational avalanche training? Are you interested in boosting your skills before seeking further Industry Training Programs? The AST level 2 will deepen your knowledge, broaden your experience and skills for better decision making in avalanche terrain.
This 3 & 1/2 day program is the next logical step after completing the AST 1. Similar topics will be covered with more depth and emphasis on adapting personal exposure based on changing conditions & field observations.
This course provide the highest level of recreational avalanche training. It is also a stepping stone for further CAA industry training programs.
Interested in practicing and refining your rescue skills? Take this one day companion rescue skills course to install new confidence in your abilities and learn the most updated rescue information from a professional guide.
This 1 day field course, designed for participants who have taken AST 1, is based out of Nelson BC. It follows the Canadian Avalanche Association program, goals and objectives. In addition to learning modern search practices this course provide trip planing techniques and rescue resource awareness.