Booking for : Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 – Ski / Snowboard

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Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 – Ski / Snowboard


Want to take your training to the next level? Have you taken your Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 and spent some time in the backcountry? Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 is your next step!


Need to know details:

  • 4 day course
  • 9 hrs of classroom theory
  • 3 days in the backcountry
  • Taught by a Canadian Avalanche Association Professional
  • To book click Book Now, scroll down to location, select desired dates
  • Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST provider


What you will learn:

  • Safe travel techniques
  • Progressive planning – google earth, map & compass skills
  • How to dig a pit & how to perform a variety of stability tests
  • Terrain analysis, management & verification
  • How to access & use danger ratings on a local scale
  • Advanced companion rescue skills & scenarios
  • Hazard rating verification
  • Decision making tools & techniques
  • Route planning and risk mitigation
  • Human factors
  • And much more!



  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
  • Proficient on your touring skis or splitboard
  • It is recommended to spend one season in the backcountry following your AST 1 before taking the AST 2


Necessary Equipment:

  • Clothing appropriate for touring and standing in cold/snowy weather
  • Warm gloves, mitts, toque and hat
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Small personal first aid kit (sunscreen, lip-balm, moleskin, Band-Aids, medication, etc.)
  • Transceiver – 3 antenna
  • Probe – 3 meters
  • Shovel
  • Helmet
  • Backpack (large enough for all equipment on day tours)
  • Lift pass or discount card for local ski areas (if applicable)

Will receive these items in class:

  • Companion recue card
  • Avaluator
  • Decision making field book

Equipment for students traveling on skis:

  • Ski touring boots
  • Skis (with touring bindings)
  • Skins
  • Poles
  • Small repair kit (ski straps, duck tape, zip ties, extra buckles)

Equipment for students traveling on snowboards:

  • Splitboard with touring bindings
  • Skins
  • Boots
  • Collapsible poles
  • Small repair kit (ski straps, duck tape, zip ties, extra buckles)

Map, compass, snow saw, snow study kit would all be beneficial but is not necessary.



$629 per person + GST

*Does not include lift tickets at resorts to access the backcountry.

Private Group Pricing:

$2,500 + GST up to 4 people
$3,775 + GST up to 6 people
$5,000 + GST up to 8 people


Course outline:

Day 1:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Classroom session

Day 2:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Companion rescue refresher & advanced skills
Location: backcountry

Day 3:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Decision making, terrain verification, stability tests while traveling ect
Location: backcountry

Day 4:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Planned & lead by the class
Location: backcountry


Check out our schedule for upcoming courses!


Can be split into two weekends!




Refund Policy: If cancelled within 14 days of the course / camp you will not receive a refund unless your spot can be filled. If cancelled before the 14 day mark you will be charged a $35 processing fee and receive a full refund minus $35. Please note that if the minimum number of people to run a course is not met the course will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

Why book with us?

  • Small group sizes
  • Flexible location choices
  • Ladies only groups available
  • Avalanche Canada certified instructors
  • AST 2 Certificate
  • Local knowledge
  • Welcoming & Comfortable learning environment

Alex Giesbrecht

Lead instructor, avalanche technician at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 Avalanche Operations, CAA professional member, NUOEC first aid ticket, Avalanche Canada AST Instructor and has been teaching Avalanche Skills Training for 8 years.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 4 days
  • Price : $629 / per person
  • Location : Golden & Fernie. Other locations available upon request.


If you have questions or need more information, we're here to help.

+1 250 290-0065

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