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Trip Information
Name: AST-1 Avalanche Skills Training (snowshoers/mountaineers)
Starts: Sat Jan 20, 2018
Meetup: TBD
Return: Sun Jan 21, 2018

Registration opens: Sun Dec 17, 2017
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 7

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
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Participant Information

This course is for British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) members who are snowshoers/mountaineers wanting to learn to avoid avalanches, travel safely in the backcountry, and build their arsenal of mountain knowledge. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Base course Fee$207.20 (Special price for BCMC Members; Regular price: $259.00)

Location: Sea to Sky area

Course Objectives:

This AST-1 Course is delivered over Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the course curriculum, click here: https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/courses/avalanche-skills-training-level-1-general-public-whistler-squamish/


  • Cost does not include transportation to/from course areas; gondola tickets and/or parking  for Day 2; food; or personal equipment except as noted.
  • You must supply your own snowshoe setup. If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent from MEC Vancouver or from other local mountain shops.
  • This course is for BCMC members only.

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 Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures (MSAA)  at this link: https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/courses/avalanche-skills-training-level-1-general-public-whistler-squamish/ using the promo code shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". This promo code will only be visible once you're on the Waiting List

(3)  You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA  once your payment is completed. 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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