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.

AST 2: Journeyman Lodge:

ASTBased out of the luxurious Journeyman Lodge this Avalanche Skills Training (AST) 2 course builds upon the knowledge gained during the AST 1 and provides the next step in your avalanche skills development. If you’re a backcountry skier or split boarder who wants to build a solid knowledge base to safely expand your backcountry horizons, see some amazing mountains and ski some sic lines then this is the course for you. It will be a valuable investment in your mountain safety training and will significantly increase your avalanche knowledge and experience in a fun and enjoyable way.

AST 2: Whistler Weekends

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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