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!


» 4 day course

» 9 hrs of classroom theory: Currently working on an blended learning delivery involving a custom online course & socially distant in class session! Details coming soon.

» 3 days in the backcountry

» Taught by a Canadian Avalanche Association Professional

» To book click Book Now → select desired location → select 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

Required equipment

» Clothing appropriate for touring and standing in cold/snowy weather

» 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 area

Will receive these items in class:

» Companion rescue card

» Avaluator

»Decision making field book

» Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

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, extra straps, extra pins)

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.
More info coming soon regarding blended delivery & covid procedures.

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

Can be split into two weekends!


Gift Card

Refund policy

If cancelled within 14 days of the booking date 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 (not applicable to online courses).

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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