Risk Based Decision Making in Mountain Terrain - Course with Mark Klassen - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Lake Louise Alpine Centre, upstairs lounge 
Date(s) & Time:   Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022 08:50 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis
Tami Nolan

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Group Size: 3
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This two day course focuses on risk based decision making in mountain terrain. A morning discussion assessing hazard and risk leads to using that evaluation to choose the correct terrain in the field. Quick field observations will back up our initial assessments. Students should be prepared to lead a group, practicing tracksetting and making equipment choices to reduce risk.  Course cost is $375 + GST per person.

Participants need to have AST2 or equivalent experience.  30 days of touring (that's one weekend a month for three seasons) in the previous 3 years could be used as a baseline. 

Required Items to Bring:

Modern digital avalanche transceiver



Harness and locking carabiner

AT touring skis, telemark skis, or splitboard, skins, touring boots, adjustable poles

Notebook and pencil (Avalanche Canada's 'Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain field book recommended)


Snow saw

Recommended Items to Bring:

See list here

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $393.75 CAD
  • Member $393.75 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 08:50 AM.