Utilizing Avalanche Canada Materials
Hey folks, the winter season will be upon us before we know it. Need a safer ride? Want to expand your knowledge? Jump on one of our AST 2 or AST 2+ courses.
Pre-course instructions will be provided via conference call, in the comfort and safety of your home or office.
Avalanche Skills Training – AST 2
Learn skills that will help you play safer this winter!
Colwest Alpine Adventures specializes in Avalanche Safety Training Courses for climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. We offer flexible scheduling for private groups.
*Have your own group, or need CUSTOMIZED course dates & preferred topics? Contact us by utilizing the registration form at the bottom of the page*
Avalanche Canada’s AST 2 course is a 3-day, 3-evening course which focuses on improving the participant’s ability to travel safely in Avalanche Terrain. The course is at an advanced level. Participants need to have previously completed an AST 1 or RAC 1.
The course curriculum follows Avalanche Canada guidelines.
Course content will include snowpack evaluation, snow profile interpretation and companion rescue techniques (shovelling, probing and transceiver use). Emphasis will be placed on terrain evaluation, group management, route finding and the resulting decision-making process. The introduction and application of Avalanche Canada’s Avaluator are also covered.
- Successful completion of an AST 1 or RAC 1 course.
- Basic skiing or split boarding ability.
- Touring equipment or split board required.
- Note: We will provide all the necessary snow safety equipment, no need for you to rent.
AST 2 Course Fee – $515 Includes:
- 30 hours of instruction from CAA Professional Members
- 4:1 student-instructor ratio
- Course Manual
- Terrain Recognition, applying the principles of the Avaluator
- Small party self-rescue
- Industry Recognized certificate of completion
- Use of the following safety equipment (shovel, probe, transceiver)
AST 2 Courses Dates – BC Interior – Please note, all dates are 2023 – 2024.
|AST 2||Virtual Classrooms (7:00pm-9:00pm)||Field Days (full days)||Status||Location|
|Course 1||Feb 13, 14 & 15||Feb 23, 24 & 25||open||Kamloops / Coquihalla|
|Course 2||Feb 28, 29 & Mar 6||Mar 22, 23 & 24||open||Kamloops / Coquihalla|
Field days will be held at locations as convenient as possible for student groups while balancing appropriate terrain with current snow and weather conditions.
AST 2+ – 2024: 7-day course covering leadership, track-setting, orienteering, downhill group management & many other skills. Please contact us for more details. The immersion style of this course has consistently been popular with participants. Full details, including a personal equipment list included with your course confirmation. Course fees will be approximately $1885.00/participant, including all taxes, food, transportation to the lodge, instruction and course materials.
Note – Course schedule will be dependent on group enrolment.
|AST 2+||Virtual Classroom (7:00pm-9:00pm)||Field Days (full days)||Status||Location|
|Course 1||TBD||TBD||open||Kamloops – Blue River|
*Have your own group, or need CUSTOMIZED course dates? Contact us by utilizing the registration form below*
Registration for Colwest avalanche-related courses.
Registration for Colwest avalanche related courses.