AST 2 - Avalanche Skills Training Level 2:
This year we have teamed up with BlackSheep
Adventure Sports to offer an AST 2
course this winter.
This is a hands-on
avalanche awareness training course featuring
extensive practical field experience augmented
with a self-directed online theory module.
It builds on the knowledge and skills learned in
the AST 1 by exploring more advanced topics and
The curriculum is designed to give a solid
grounding in the essentials and is based on the
requirements set out by Avalanche Canada.
The instructors are certified guides who are
seasoned in ski touring, heliskiing and avalanche
This program is suitable for those who have taken
the AST 1 Avalanche Skills Training Course in the
past, or for experienced backcountry skiers
looking to expand their skills.
Leaders: Monte Johnson, Todd Powell, Rob
Janousek, Anna Milino
Length: 4.5 Days
Cost: $499 CAD per person (to be paid
Black Sheep Mountain Sports by Visa or e-transfer)
Dates & Availability:
- December 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2020 (6 spots
This course is based out of the Squamish and
The classroom material will be
covered online followed by 4 days in the field.
The exact location of the field days will be
based on current conditions and weather but you
can expect 1 or 2 days off of Whistler-Blackcomb
assuming we can access the mountain.
tickets are not included in the cost of the
Day 0.5 – Online Learning:
- Online course material (4-5 hrs)
- Zoom Call to review material & plan for
Day 1 & 4 – Field Days:
- 8:00am: Morning Classroom Session
- 9:30am: Head out the door for a day of
ski touring & learning
- 4:00pm: Back at
meeting location for PM debrief
- ACMG Certified Guide/Instructor
- AST 2 Program Materials
- Transportation to/from meeting points.
- Personal ski & safety equipment
(transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.).
passes for Whistler-Blackcomb (if we use the
mountain to access the backcountry).
- A $200 deposit per person is required to
secure a booking.
- The final
payment is due 30 days prior to the trip.
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- Participants will be
required to sign a Waiver.
Note: Because of COVID-19 there will be
additional requirements including
wearing face masks when you cannot physically
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