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Name: AST-2 - Weekend 1 of 2
Starts: Sat Jan 27, 2018
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Jan 28, 2018

Registration opens: Thu Dec 14, 2017
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Have you taken AST-1? *REQUIRED*

Are you an intermediate (or stronger) skier or split-boarder? *REQUIRED*

Have you had recent experience practising with your Avalanche gear? If not, when will you be practising prior to the course?

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Participant Information

The AST-2 Course is delivered over two weekends, January 27/28 and Feb 3/4. This course is a special offering exclusive to BCMC Members by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures (MSAA).  For more information about the course, see info here:

AST-2 is recommended for skiers and boarders wanting to progress to an increased competency in evaluation of terrain, snow pack, weather and the decision making progress during group travel in a winter environment.


The AST-2 course is conducted using a variety of different terrain locations. Students may be required to purchase a Whistler Blackcomb backcountry day pass for at least one of the course days. Students will have exposure to a variety of snow packs, terrain and weather patterns, to enhance the learning opportunities involved in winter decision-making. 


  • AST-1 or equivalent
  • Intermediate backcountry skiing experience



  • Course cost $479.20 (Special BCMC Members price, plus GST). Regular price: $599 + GST)
  • Cost does not include transportation to/from course areas; lift access or hut fees (if applicable); food; or personal equipment except as noted.


On-line Registration process:

1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2)  Complete your payment directly with MSAA here: https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/courses/avalanche-skills-training-level-2-whistler-squamish/ and use the promo code shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". Be sure to select the Jan 27/28 date. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3)  Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List

(4)  Keep an eye on your email for further information 

Trip Organizer & Volunteer Instructor Incentive Program:

If you’ve volunteered your time as either:
(a) a Trip Organizer with 4 or more outdoor trips in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 25% rebate off the course fee, or
b) Course Instructor (primary volunteer organizer) in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 50% refund off the course fee.
Please email
 courses@bcmc.ca with your request, along with a list of recent trips and/or course(s) you have been the primary organizer for. 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact courses@bcmc.ca

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