Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 - Fernie - Feb14

  • Date
    From Friday, 14 February, 2020 to Monday, 17 February, 2020
  • Time
    From 08:00 am to 04:00 pm MST
  • Organizer name
    Stay Wild Backcountry Skills
  • Price
  • Website
  • Address
    102 commerce rd
    Fernie, BC

Need to know details:
4 day course
9 hrs of classroom theory
3 days in the backcountry
Taught by a Canadian Avalanche Association Professional
Stay Wild is an Avalanche Canada AST provider

What you will learn:
Safe travel techniques
Progressive planning – google earth, map & compass skills
How to dig a pit & how to perform a variety of stability tests
Terrain analysis, management & verification
How to access & use danger ratings on a local scale
Advanced companion rescue skills & scenarios
Hazard rating verification
Decision making tools & techniques
Route planning and risk mitigation
Human factors
And much more!

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
Proficient on your touring skis or splitboard
It is recommended to spend one season in the backcountry following your AST 1 before taking the AST 2

Necessary Equipment:
Clothing appropriate for touring and standing in cold/snowy weather
Warm gloves, mitts, toque and hat
Goggles and sunglasses
Small personal first aid kit (sunscreen, lip-balm, moleskin, Band-Aids, medication, etc.)
Transceiver – 3 antenna
Probe – 3 meters
Backpack (large enough for all equipment on day tours)
Lift pass or discount card for local ski areas (if applicable)
Will receive these items in class:

Companion recue card
Decision making field book
Equipment for students traveling on skis:

Ski touring boots
Skis (with touring bindings)
Small repair kit (ski straps, duck tape, zip ties, extra buckles)
Equipment for students traveling on snowboards:

Splitboard with touring bindings
Collapsible poles
Small repair kit (ski straps, duck tape, zip ties, extra buckles)
Map, compass, snow saw, snow study kit would all be beneficial but is not necessary.