AST 2 - Avalanche Safety Training - Friday, Jan 08, 2021

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You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Lake Louise for first weekend, Golden for the Second 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jan 08, 2021 04:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jan 01, 2021 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 5 Days. Two Weekends 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tiffany Schebesch
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No



AST 2 Course. This course will take place over two weekends. The first weekend (Jan 9 - 10) will be out of Lake Louise and start with a classroom session.  The classroom session may be virtual, and will be Jan 4.  It would be nice to be able to have indoor pre/post trip meetings through-out the course, so expect at least some indoor time, likely with a mask on.  Saturday and Sunday will be spent out in the field.

The next weekend will be Jan 29, 31 and will be based out of Golden, with the main destination being Rogers Pass. Students are encouraged to ski tour as a group without the guide on Friday Jan 28, with course field days being Saturday and Sunday, with a possible evening session on Saturday night.

If you are looking to get the most out of an AST 2 course, this is the course for you.

Participant requirements:

  1.  A desire to learn
  2.  Completion of a pre-course assignment (based on "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Tremper)
  3. Ability to ski downhill comfortably at a diamond or double diamond level
  4. Ability to ski 1000 to 1500m vertical in a day (if you aren't sure please ask the coordinator)

The Calgary section has put significant effort into designing a good AST 2 - one in which you will get the most of out it.  If you just want to do AST 2, and don't want to do pre-course reading/quizzes, or be in reasonable shape, or be an active learner during the course - please sign up for an AST 2 from one of the many other providers: Yamanuska, U of C, etc.


If you are intersted please download, fill out, and return the form at located here to 




Required Items to Bring:

You are responsible to bring your regular ski touring gear: beacon, probe, shovel, water, lunch, sun glasses, warm puffy for standing around, two pairs of gloves for snow pit work.  If you have any questions on gear please contact your trip coordinator.

You will receive a copy of "Avalanche Skills Training Handbook" by James Floyer and Keith Robine and the Avaluator 2.0 as part of the course.

Please also purchase and read: "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Bruce Tremper.  This book will be used for the course pre-work.

The total cost is $590 and includes the course fee. Accommodation will be paid separately by the participants. PLEASE WAIT TO BE APPROVED BY THE COORDINATOR BEFORE PAYING FOR THE COURSE.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

There are no refunds. Once you have paid you are responsible to find a replacement if you no longer wish to attend. After signing up on the wait list please wait until the coordinator responds to you with regards to your eligibility for the course. They will then instruct you to pay for the trip. Payment can be made the Paypal button below.

Please forward your receipt to the trip coordinator and they will add you to the trip.

*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. 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, January 01, 2021 at 12:00 AM.