(AST2 Refresh) Ski Touring Avalanche Terrain Identification and Trip Planning - Saturday, Feb 05, 2022

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: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 05, 2022 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Dec 20, 2021 10:52 AM  
Event Duration: 2 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Minimum Group Size: 5
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This course is $600/day for the group, or $240 per person if there are 5 people. + GST

This isn't a snow science seminar although we'll discuss snow assessments and their role in decision making.  We will learn to use tools both new school and old school like Apps on your smartphone, computer and a nice compass to measure slope during trip planning and while in the field. Online pre-trip workshop will help you improve your trip planning ability, identification of avalanche terrain and route planning ability.  This course is intended for people with AST 2 certification who want to refresh or build on their knowledge, especially around trip planning and terrain selection.

Prerequisites: Moderate skill level ability to ski blue runs at a ski hill with a pack. Good working knowledge of your gear. Moderate fitness with ability so ski tour all day comfortably and AST2 course.

This course will follow the restriction exemption program, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test.

The course cost is $600/day flat guide rate + $300 per participant with a ratio of 5:1. Assuming we fill all 5 spots, that will be a cost of $420/person for both days.


-When you register for the wait list, please email Julie Morter with the following info

  • Confirmation that you meet the pre-requisites
  • Summarize your ski touring experiences

I will approve individuals for payment once we have a full group of 5. That makes it easier to set the payment amount as described above. Each person will be given 5 days to pay, after which the spot will move to the next participant.

The main difference between this course and the one in January is a focus on trip planning/terrain choice here and limited instruction on snow stability tests, instead focusing on how to use stability data in decisions.

Payment Options:
  • Member $252.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*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 Monday, December 20, 2021 at 10:52 AM.