INTRO WINTER TRAVEL

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$295.00 / person

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Looking to get into the mountains this winter? This two-day backcountry tour with one night of winter camping will get you started with the basics of gear choice, trip planning, winter camping, movement through mountain terrain in winter, avalanche awareness, map and terrain skills, and more. This course will help you take that first step into the winter backcountry.

The meeting point is typically Mount Washington's Raven Lodge.

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ADVANCED WINTER SKILLS

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$795.00 / person

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This five-day course caters to the island ski tourer who is looking to gain the skills and knowledge to travel efficiently and safely through our island terrain in the winter. Vancouver Island Mountains are unique in snowpack and topography which require the backcountry traveler to be well versed in route finding, navigation, rope management and avalanche hazard evaluation. This course will cover skills such as avalanche hazard management, rope management including protecting, belaying and lowering, crevasse rescue skills and white-out navigation. This is an advanced-level course and the participant should be familiar with common climbing knots, hold a minimum AST1 certificate and be comfortable traveling for extended days in a backcountry winter environment.

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GLACIER SKI COURSE

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$495.00 / person

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Take your ski touring to the next level by learning all about skiing in glaciated terrain. Glacier formation, route finding, roping for glacier travel and crevasse rescue are all covered in this three-day course which takes place in the spectacular Spearhead Range. This trip is off Island to take advantage of the heavily crevassed terrain in the Coast Mountains.

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