Spearhead AST 2 - Avalanche Skills Training

Spearhead AST 2 - Avalanche Skills Training
From CAD CA$880.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: PG1FXD
AST Level 2 Whistler takes you to bigger mountains, further places, wilder terrain. If you’re looking to take it a few steps further, this course is for you. Experience four days of hands-on Avalanche Skills Training in the backcountry, immersed in the challenging terrain to push your knowledge beyond its limit. We offer intimate group sizes taught by professional mountain guides who are committed to teaching you the skills required to be safe, have a blast and further elevate your backcountry career.


At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Use
    the Avaluator™ as a filtering tool to determine when additional
    planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely.
  • Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale.
  • Be familiar with the ATES technical model as a means to develop personal, local terrain ratings.
  • Use route finding to take advantage of nuances in terrain to manage personal risk.
  • Use travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions.
  • Proficiently carry out a companion rescue.Understand the limits of their training.


$880 + 5% GST


Course material, 4 days instruction from CAA members and ACMG guides


Avalanche Rescue Equipment (if necessary we can provide this service for $30/day), Whistler Blackcomb Lift Tickets, Lunch, Transportation