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AST Level 2 – Lake Louise February 15th-18th 2019


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Product Description

Get your training from experienced  ACMG/IFMGA mountain guides who have spent years in the heli-skiing and back country skiing industry forecasting avalanche danger for guiding operations. Lake Louise, in the Heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is an amazing place for the Avalanche Safety Training level 2. With a variety of snow pack structure and terrain that is crucial for advanced avalanche training in the mountains. This is a 4 day course which involves previous touring experience, minimum AST 1 if you are unsure if you are ready contact us at [email protected] or sign up for an AST 1 course.

  • Day one of class in the Guides room at the Lake Louise Alpine Center, some components of the day will take place out side.
  •  Three days touring with a professional guide, this is a stepping stone for learning that all serious enthusiasts need to take
    • Companion Rescue
    • Deep burials, multiple burial scenarios
    • triage and accident site managment
    • leading a group up & down in challenging and complex avalanche terrain
    • Risk tolerance and decision making model
    • Snowpack analysis using a variety of online and onsite tools
    • Understanding online weather products and changing mountain weather
  •  Avalanche Canada Curriculum and professional field book for field notes and weather observations
  • All instructors are certified by the Canadian Avalanche Association and hold Professional membership and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations.
  • Maximum 6 students:1 instructor on the field days
  • Certificate of completion from AAA and Avalanche Canada

Cost does not include accommodation, food or transportation, plan to stay at the Lake Louise hostel. A detailed information package will be emailed to you with registration.

AAA is a full service guiding company, employing ACMG/IFMGA guides who are certified to work in any terrain or discipline.

Additional Information

Course Dates

March 1-4th, 2018

What's Included

Canadian Avalanche Association Curriculum
CAA Professional field book
Avalanche Transceiver, shovel & probe (bring your own if you own)
ACMG/IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide
CAA Professional Member Certified instructors

Gear List

Telemark or Alpine Touring skis with climbing skins OR Splitboard
Warm, sturdy ski or snowboard boots
Avalanche Transceiver, shovel & probe
Layered, snow shedding clothing for snow, wind & cold
Layered underclothing
Day pack, 40 L
Extra warm clothing (for standing around in the snow)
Sunglasses and goggles
Sun/snow hat
Extra gloves/mitts
Water bottle or thermos.
Lunches for each day


We highly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance


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