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 to help gain an understanding of snow stability and strength. Transceiver training moves into the realm of multiple beacon searches and how to solve these sometimes complex searches. The AST1 or equivalent training or experience are required as a prerequisite for this course. Participants should be intermediate skiers as there are usually many ascents and descents.
This is a four-day course with two evening sessions. If there is an available trip listed that spans four days, it's a course of four consecutive days. Where you see a date range of nine days, it indicates a course that is running over two consecutive weekends.
Included in the price:
Instructor; use of transceiver, shovel, and probe; industry-recognized certificate of completion; Canadian Avalanche Centre Student Fee; and one single-ride lift ticket where applicable
Not included in the price:
Transportation; food; accommodation; clothing; personal equipment; and extra single-ride lift tickets if required
- AST2 Washington (pdf)