THE BEST AST 2 COURSE EVER. WE HIRED THE BEST GUIDE (Kirsten Knechtel), MADE THE COURSE 2 WEEKENDS IN TWO AWESOME LOCATIONS AND HAVE 4 FIELD DAYS INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 3. PRICE IS SET AT BREAKEVEN as always - YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER DEAL!
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.
A desire to learn
Completion of a pre-course assignment (based on "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Tremper)
Ability to ski downhill comfortably at a diamond or double diamond level
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.
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.
Please also purchase and read: "Staying
Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Bruce
Tremper. This book will be used for the
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.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
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.
There are no refunds. Once you have
are responsible to find a replacement if
longer wish to attend. After signing up on
wait list please wait until the
responds to you with regards to your
for the course. They will then instruct
for the trip. Payment can be made the
Please forward your receipt to the trip
coordinator and they will add you to the
*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 Friday, January 01, 2021 at 12:00 AM.