Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 (AST2) at Talus lodge - Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Course Location; Talus Lodge BC. Meeting Location TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 09:30 AM @ <p><u>Exshaw, #2 Mt, McGillvary Drive</u>,</p>)  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 05:35 PM  
Event Duration: 5 Days (4 nights in the lodge) 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Amazing opportunity to gain AST2 experience as well as ski in one of the most beautiful locations in the world during the Christmas Break!


PeakStratagem is partnering with Talus Lodge and ACC Calgary to offer this unique 5 day Avalanche Skills Training 2 (AST2) course.

http://www.peakstratagem.com/peakstratagem_cour se/ talus-lodge-ski-touring-boarding-ast2


http://www.peakstratagem.com/peakstratagem_c ourse/talus-lodge-ski-touring-boarding- ast2


The price is discounted to $1575 for ACC Members and includes the cost of the course, heli flights in and out, accomodation and food!!


Talus Lodge is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on the BC/Alberta border.

You will experience 5 days of mentored and  catered ski touring as well as the option to obtain or refresh your avalanche skills with the CAA,  AST2 course. Classroom curriculum will be covered in the mornings and evenings so you can spend more time on the snow, skiing and analyzing the terrain. As part of the AST 2 curriculum you will develop the skills to perform daily forecasts, select appropriate terrain, develop route plans, and lead challenging days while under direct supervision of our experienced instructors.


Prerequisites: AST1, moderate fitness and strong intermediate ski ability. Prerequisites are meant as a guideline. Please contact PeakStratagem if you have any questions.


"Day 1:

We will meet at 8:00 am in Exshaw, #2 Mt, McGillvary Drive, after which we will carpool together to either Alpine Helicopters in Canmore OR Mt Shark. TBD!!

 Helicopter Flight to Talus Lodge. Companion Rescue training and drills.


Day 2-4: Review of forecasts and planning meetings over breakfast. Interactive ski day – we learn while we ski, discussing terrain choices, snowpack and gathering data as required. Expect a full day of skiing. Evening meeting, classroom sessions and social.


Day 5 : Half day of skiing. Helicopter flight home. Farewells.
Required Items to Bring:
Field Days: Beacon, Shovel, Probe, AT, Skis or Split Snowboard, Skins, Boots, Poles, Water, Lunch and Snacks, and Warm Clothes.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Treats, Snacks, beverages and a happy smiley face J.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

See Carpool Info

Carpool Departure Time:   09:30 AM
Carpool Location:   <p><u>Exshaw, #2 Mt, McGillvary Drive</u>,</p>
Carpool Directions:  

We will meet at 8 am in Exshaw, #2 Mt, McGillvary Drive, after which we will carpool together to either Alpine Helicopters in Canmore OR Mt Shark. TBD!!

  • To sign up for this event
  • Put your name on the waitlist
  • Email your experience to the trip coordinator Vern at verns1857@gma il. com
  • All applicants will be sent an email indicating whether or not they have been approved.
  • Once approved make payment directly to PeakStratagem at http://www.peakstratagem.com/peakstratage m_c ourse/talus-lodge-ski-touring-boarding-ast2
  • When you send your payment; also send proof of payment to verns1857@gmail.com with the following information:
  • Name, Full address including postal code, phone number,
  • Course/event title and date, Trip Leader/Coordinator,
  • Food preferences and allergies

Email the e-Transfer evidence to the trip coordinator at verns1857@gmail.com . Once I have confirmation from you that you have been, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact info@peakstratagem.com  or Vern verns1857@gma il. com .  

Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for the signature fields before arriving at the event.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 05:35 PM.