The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

AST 2 on weekends! - Skiers and Riders - Sat, Jan 6 2018

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Whistler
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 6 2018  7:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 31 2017 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:January 6-7 & 13-14
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Devon Campbell
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Member Cost:$497.17/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

The Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 course is designed for the serious and experienced winter backcountry user. This course expands on the theories and principles established at the AST 1+ level course or those who already have a solid understanding of snow avalanche principles. The program incorporates extensive practical field sessions in real avalanche terrain implementing a systematic approach for assessing and evaluating the potential avalanche hazard.

This course will be taught by a CAA certified professional through Extremely Canadian. The course is for ACC members only, at a discounted price of $497.17 + GST. We need a minimum of 6 people to run the course, so sign up as soon as possible!

Register for the course by submitting this form to Extremely Canadian. Specify the course dates, and that you are an ACC member so you get the club discount. fosheet_v4.pdf

The AST2 course consists of one classroom day and 3 days of intensive outdoor field sessions focusing on terrain analysis, snowpack assessment, and rescue skills. The full gear list can be found online here.

Prerequisites: AST1 + Intermediate backcountry skiing or snowboarding ability (i.e., you can confidently ski/ride the equivalent of BLUE runs in the backcountry in a variety of snow conditions).

Extremely Canadian booking conditions can be found here.

Please send an email to if you have any questions.

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- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Member Cost:$497.17/Person
Cost Includes:Course with 17% ACC discount. Whistler backcountry pass will also be required.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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