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Avalanche skills & knowledge for safe backcountry touring…

Summit Mountain Guides is a registered Avalanches Skills Training – AST provider. On our courses, you will learn to recognize hazardous terrain, manage your exposure and evaluate avalanche risk. Whether you are starting up or interested in deepening your knowledge we have a course that suit your needs. Our recreational avalanche courses follow the Avalanche Canada model.

These highly experiential courses give you safe exposure to the local backcountry. Our courses take place in the Selkirk Mountain near beautiful Nelson British Columbia. Our instructors are professionals and have years of field experience, industry training and a deep knowledge of safe backcountry travel. They are also very personable, fun and passionate about the backcountry.

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Avalanche Training

Avalanche Skills – AST 1

Learn the basics of safe winter travel in avalanche terrain. Knowing more saves lives…
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Avalanche Skills – AST 2

Deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspective and refine your decision making skills in avalanche terrain leads to serious fun!
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Bridge the gap between avalanche training, wilderness first aid, and backcountry emergencies…
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Companion Rescue Skills

The CRS is a one-day, field based, refresher of current rescue skills, preventative measures and modern technology to maximize safety.
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Lodge Based AST Courses

Avalanche education by immersion! Take our lodge based AST courses and deepen you knowledge by immersing yourself in a remote backcountry lodge.
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Managing Avalanche Terrain

The MAT is a one-day, field-based course, designed to expand on the terrain management skills taught in the AST 1 course.
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