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GUIDE: Eric Dumerac
LOCATION: Vancouver
SKILL LEVEL: No Experience Necessary!
SPOTS: 8 (Minimum guests: 1)

The Adventure

Designed by IMFGA/ACMG certified Mountain Guides/CAA Operations Level II Professionals, our Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 is highly regarded in the industry. This course is tailored exclusively for skiers and snowboarders that wish to venture into the backcountry to learn about hazards and how to manage and/or mitigate them. Our student to guide ratio is 8:1 as this ensures maximum safety and learning!

If you wish to join us for an additional day of avalanche skills training, please check out our Avalanche Skills Training Max-Plus Course for a Plus Day!

Meeting Place

111 East 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4L1

Meeting Details

Day 1 – Meet at the pre-arranged location at 09:00am where we will cover theory in the classroom and end at 17:00pm.

Day 2 – Meet in front of Whistler Gondola at 08:00am and head into the field to apply what was learned the day before. We will end the day with a quick debrief at 17:00pm.

What's Included

  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Certificate (upon successful completion)
  • Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Book
  • Avaluator Booklet and Avaluator Slope Assessment Field Card
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Mandatory Student Fee
  • Companion Rescue Field Card
  • Free access to our online Avalanche Trip Planning Resource & Updates
  • Use of Snow Study Kit with Thermometer, Crystal Screen and Loupe
  • Online Resources
  • *We provide Alpine Touring Gear (excluding boots) at $35/day + tax and Avalanche Safety Kit rentals at $15/day + tax

What You'll Need

  • Lunch, snacks, and water
  • Pen, pencil, paper, laptop, and smartphone
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants
  • Down or synthetic insulated jacket
  • Mid layer fleece top
  • Insulating top and bottom under layers and socks
  • Warm hat/tuc and balaclava
  • 2 pairs of gloves, mittens (optional)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Backpack-25-35 Litres
  • Alpine Touring skis/splitboard, skins, bindings*, and boots
  • Avalanche Safety Kit (transceiver, shovel, probe)*
  • Helmet
  • Poles
  • First Aid Kit with blister kit
  • Rite in the Rain notebook and writing utensil (all optional)
  • Map, compass, GPS (all optional)
  • Lunch, snacks, water, and thermos (optional)
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