Avalanche Training

“Together we have over 30 years of ski guiding and work in the avalanche industry”

Our courses focus on understanding, recognizing & avoiding avalanche hazards. We focus on terrain recognition, basic snow pack structure, weather, safe route finding & avalanche rescue techniques.

*New for 2021*

Planning to venture out for some backcountry skiing missions this winter? Consider signing up for our mountain navigation course. Knowing how to properly navigate in the mountains is a core skill for both your summer and winter adventures. The focus of this course is map and compass use, trip planning as well as digital tools such as phone apps and Google Earth. This course will be a 2 classroom session / 2 full field day program, Mountain Navigation Course Outline. This course is strongly recommended for anybody taking either an AST 2 or AST 2+ course.

Course Fee – $195.00 (note, students who complete a Colwest AST 2 or AST 2+ course by the end of 2022 will receive a $95.00 refund)

Navigation Virtual Classroom (7:00-9:00pm) Field Days (full days) Status Location
Course 1 Oct 13 & 14Oct 16 or 17 open Kamloops Region
Course 2 Oct 20 & 21 Oct 23 or 24 5 spots Kamloops Region

Please note, all courses will be delivered with Covid-19 protocols in mind. Please review our Covid-19 “Best Practices” procedures here.

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