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Name: AST-2 - 2 Weekends
Starts: Sat Dec 14, 2019
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Dec 15, 2019

Registration opens: Sun Oct 13, 2019
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Oudina Cherfi
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, December 14/15 and December 21/22. 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 and use the promo code shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". Be sure to select the December 14 date under BOOK NOW -SPLIT WEEKENDS COURSE. 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 

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

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