Lake Louise & Rogers Pass are in the Heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. These are both excellent locations for the AST level 2. With a variety of snowpack structure and terrain that is crucial for advanced avalanche training in the mountains. The group will spend Day one in Lake Louise, Days 2 & 3 in Rogers pass and Day 4 in the Lake Louise area. These final logistics may change depending on weather and avalanche conditions.
Leading up to the course, the AAA guides will be in touch to engage the pre-trip planning for field days and to begin the forecasting process. Throughout any winter, this is an ongoing process that not only requires due diligence with note taking but also keeping an intuitive approach in regards to who you are traveling with and the mountains you want to ride.
A detailed course package will be emailed 3 days prior to course commencement.
All AST 2 Participants receive Avalanche Canada Curriculum and professional field book for field notes and weather observations. A PowerPoint will be sent to participants in the final logistics email which must be read before joining the course.
Field days are spent putting newly learnt skills and previous knowledge to the test, be prepared to lead the group in the field and during AM/PM meetings.
Day 1: 8:30am meet in Lake Louise ready for a day tour. Travel to Golden for the night, discuss day 2 logistics.
Day 2: Rogers Pass ski tour, Golden base evening meeting to discuss day 3 logistics.
Day 3: Rogers Pass ski tour, Golden base evening meeting to discuss day 3 logistics.
Day 4: Yoho or Lake Louise tour. Course wrap up & debrief
Private dates are available if you have a group of friends organized, contact the AAA office to discuss details.
*If you have an exceptional experience and would like to leave a tip for your guide, 10-15% is a customary amount. You can pay with cash or contact the AAA office directly to arrange.
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