Booking for : Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 – Sled

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Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 – Sled


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 an Canadian Avalanche Association Professional
  • To book click book now & send in a request for the desired dates your group is interested in
  • Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST Provider


What you will learn:

  • Safe travel techniques
  • Progressive planning – google earth, map & compass skills
  • Terrain analysis, management & verification
  • How to access & use danger ratings on a local scale
  • Advanced companion rescue skills & scenarios
  • Hazard rating verification
  • Route planning & risk mitigation
  • How to dig a pit & perform a variety of stability tests
  • And much much more! This course is jam packed with info



  • Avalanche Skills Training 1
  • Strong rider skills, proficient on your sled
  • It is recommended to spend one season in the backcountry following your AST 1 before doing your AST 1


Necessary Equipment:

  • Clothing appropriate for sledding and standing in cold/snowy weather
  • Warm gloves, mitts
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Small personal first aid kit (sunscreen, lip-balm, moleskin, Band-Aids, medication, etc.)
  • Transceiver – 3 antenna
  • Probe – 3 meter
  • Shovel
  • Pack (large enough for all equipment on day tours)
  • Mechanically sound sled
  • Spare belt
  • Tools & toe rope

Will receive these items in the classroom:

  • Companion rescue card
  • Avaluator
  • Decision making field book

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



$689 per person + GST

Private Group Pricing:

$2760 + GST up to 4 people
$4135 + GST up to 6 people
$5520 + GST up to 8 people

*Does not include trail fees


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 split the course 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
  • Avalanche Canada certified instructors
  • Local knowledge
  • AST 2 Certificate
  • 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 : $689 / per person
  • Location : Golden, BC or other locations upon request


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

+1 250 290-0065

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