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Whistler Avalanche Courses
Avalanche Skills Training Level 2
Whistler avalanche courses AST2 is the natural progression of the AST1 for skiers and boarders looking to build a solid foundation for safe winter travel in the mountains. In AST2 there is emphasis on snow profile interpretation and recording, terrain rating, route selection and advance companion rescue.
Location: Joffre Lakes Backcountry
Duration: 4 days
Distance: 8-11 km / day
Terrain: Simple to Challenging
Prerequisites: AST Lv.1
The course schedule is as follows:
Day 1: 8am – 5pm (theory & field)
Classroom in Whistler with short field session
Day 2: 8am – 5pm (field & theory)
Backcountry Whistler Blackcomb
Day 3: 8am – 5pm (field & theory)
Backcountry Whistler / Blackcomb
Day 4: 8am – 5pm (field & debrief)
Backcountry Duffey Lake Road
Participants must pick up their rental equipment before the course begins. Participants are to provide their own food and water for the course days. Backcountry and avalanche equipment rental available. Backcountry lifts pass available.
Includes: CAA field book, Avaluator, student online resources, and completion certificate.
Backcountry Safety Gear Supplied (inc. Backpack)
Gear Rentals via Excess Backcountry
I’ve taken a few courses with G and have kept coming back because of his knowledge and flexibility. He taught our AST1 course at a backcountry hut. He even customized our AST2 course with extra field days and evening classroom days to maximize time in the mountains.