Winter Courses

If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor skills you’ve come to the right place. We offer courses in a wide variety of climbing, mountaineering and avalanche safety disciplines including: Ice Climbing, Crevasse Rescue, Mountaineering & Alpinism, AST’s & Advanced Avalanche Skills. If you don’t find a course below just shoot me an email and I’m sure we can get something organized for you.

Winter Glacier Travel Refresher

This two-day mountaineering skills refresher is designed to update and upgrade the skills you’ll need to ski in alpine glaciated terrain this winter. As a refresher course the pace will be fairly quick and we will be covering some advanced topics. This means that you’ll need some prior knowledge and experience when it comes to rescue scenarios, working with a rope and walking with crampons.

Squamish AST 1 Course

ASTEducate yourself with an investment in our AST 1 Avalanche Skills Training Course! Proper training will make your winter travels in avalanche terrain safer and more enjoyable. Our avalanche safety instructors are  members of the Canadian Avalanche Association and Guides. Their extensive personal experience in winter guiding, avalanche operations and forecasting will add an extra dimension of interest to your training.

Whistler AST 2 Course

ASTThe Avalanche Skills Training 2 – AST 2 course is your next step in avalanche skills development after completing an introductory course. To fully enjoy the backcountry it’s crucial you understand avalanche phenomena, recognize the terrain where avalanches occur and find routes that minimize risk. Our AST 2 course addresses these issues over a comprehensive four day training period over two consecutive weekends.

Advanced Avalanche Skills

If you’ve already completed the AST 2 and want to take your skills to the next level this clinic might be for you.  Designed specifically for people that are seeking to expand their knowledge of snow pack assessment, snow tests, slope tests, ski cutting, etc. while learning to apply that information to ski lines. This clinic is to help users use advanced snow observation to strengthen their decision-making in avalanche terrain. Lead by experienced avalanche forecaster and guide, Monte Johnston.

ICE 1: Intro to Ice Climbing

Ever thought about ice climbing? Come and experience this exhilarating sport on our Into Ice Climbing course. Based out of Pemberton, BC this course is designed to give a strong foundation in the skills necessary to climb safely.


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