🏔❄️ AST 2 with Peak Stratagem ❄️🏔 - Saturday, Feb 18, 2023

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: Kananaskis and Lake Louise 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 Field Days + Classroom Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Greg Bennett

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


It’s time to take it to the next level! Join us for the best AST 2 to hit the Rockies snowpack since lockdown.

What makes this AST 2 so rad? You get to:  

        πŸ‘   Spend 3 + 1 FULL days with Brent Peters, one of Canada’s top backcountry guides and mentors

        πŸ‘   Cruise away with an advanced framework for confident decision making while travelling in avalanche terrain

        πŸ‘   Assess and navigate complex terrain in 2 awesome locations (in K Country and Lake Louise)
        πŸ‘   Collaborate with a strong team to develop objectives and conduct trip planning before and after the course



PLUS.... this is the ONLY AST 2 in the calendar for the entire season. Not only that, but we are also offering this course AT COST πŸ€― for all participants!! 

Don't miss out!

1. Sign up below to express your interest in this course!
2. Complete your simple course 
pre-screen questionaire here

Contact the course coordinator Greg Bennett at
(403) 993-9426 or greg@recd.ca

This πŸ”β„οΈ AST2 course is for you if have the following attributes: 

β‘   You have a strong desire to level up your avalanche risk evaluation, backcountry decision making and risk mitigation skills

β‘‘  You are a competent downhill skier/splitboarder and comfortable at a black diamond or double black ability

β‘’  You can tour 600 to 1000m vertical in a day (if you aren't sure please ask the coordinator!)


We welcome skiers and splitboarders!

The classroom days will be split into 2, 4-hour Virtual sessions held in the evenings the week prior (February 15, 16, 17)

The field days will be Saturday February 19, Sunday February 20, and Monday February 21 [Family Day]. Participants are encouraged to tour together on Friday February 18th.

Required Items to Bring:

You are responsible to bring your regular ski touring gear:

  • Skies or Splitboard
  • Skins and Poles
  • Beacon
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Sun Glasses
  • Warm puffy (for standing around)
  • 2 pairs of gloves for snow pit work
  • A copy of the Avaluator

 If you have any questions on gear please contact your trip coordinator.

Recommended Items to Bring:

πŸ“– We highly recommend that you also purchase and read: "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Bruce Tremper. This will help to facilitate a lot of the discussion. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

The exact locations will be determined during the screening process and in collaboration with the participants. 



The total cost is $590 and includes the course fee. This course is being offered AT COST for all participants. 

Accommodation will be paid separately by the participants. PLEASE WAIT TO BE APPROVED BY THE COORDINATOR BEFORE PAYING FOR THE COURSE. Your first step is to sign up below in the screening list.

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.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 12:00 AM.