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Name: AST-2 - Two Weekends
Starts: Sat Jan 25, 2020
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Jan 26, 2020

Registration opens: Wed Oct 16, 2019
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

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, January 25/26 and February 1-2. This course is a special offering exclusive to BCMC Members by Canada West Mountaineering School. 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/splitboarding experience



$520 + GST (regular price $675 + GST)
Does not include transportation, food, lift tickets or hut fee (if applicable), or personal equipment


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 CWMS at the link shown on the left side of the page under "Course Online Payment". You will receive a confirmation email from CWMS 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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