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MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries. We will have ACMG ski guides available most days this winter to take you exploring in the backcountry. Dates will be posted...

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$210.00
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AST1 WASHINGTON

The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no avalanche related experience. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and...

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$295.00
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AST2 WASHINGTON

The Avalanche Skills Training Two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how avalanches form and how to manage more complex terrain. We delve deeper into the snowpack and learn how to apply different tests...

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$590.00
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AST+ THEORY TO PRACTICE

For many people, taking the step from avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the backcountry can be a bit daunting. This course bridges the gap from theory to practice. The idea was actually developed by...

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$200.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

    Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries....

    4 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 22, 2020 (day trip)
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    MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

    Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries....

    4 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 26, 2020 (day trip)
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    AST+ Theory to Practice

    For many people, taking the step from avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the...

    4 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 27, 2020 (day trip)
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Important - Please Read

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors.
To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

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Testimonials

Thanks Jan for an excellent day of instruction and coaching in the 'AST plus' course. Anyone who wants to boost their confidence in effectively planning a trip, and making critical decisions in the backcountry ought to attend. I learned a ton, and...
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Thomas Kerr, Victoria, BC.

IAG COVID-19 Best Practices

05-30-2020
We are really happy to have had a busy and successful summer season despite the pandemic. Thanks to all of you who have come out with us this summer! With COVID-19, we do have a new risk to manage, and we take this responsibility to our customers, our staff and our communities very seriously. Below is the current iteration of our COVID-19 Best Practices document. It includes our plans for...

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