Avalanche Safety and Training Courses
Be Prepared for the Backcountry!Powder Guides offer Avalanche Skills Training programs that give students practical skills and theory to apply to their adventures through the mountains. Avalanches are the single greatest hazard facing the winter backcountry traveller. The only way to mitigate risk is to learn about the risk itself. The knowledge you will gain from Powder Guides Ski Adventures Avalanche Safety Courses will assist you in making better decisions in avalanche terrain. Powder Guides are working to share their extensive knowledge of the mountains with snow enthusiasts who are honing and practicing their skills to play safely. Trip planning, route selection, snow science, companion rescue and the understanding of human factors in decision making and risk management are all important subjects to cover when learning about Avalanche safety. And learning from professionals is the only way to do that properly. Offering both a Whistler avalanche course and a Vancouver avalanche course, we can accommodate locals from the lower mainland through the entire Sea to Sky, as well as visitors to the region. The combination of experienced instructors and the great terrain of the Whistler backcountry and Coast Mountains will ensure that you are in an exceptional position to absorb the information and skills that you will use to further your confident travel in ski terrain.
Dates: Dec 5-6th, 12-13th, 19-20th Duration: 2 days Price: $235.00
Using the Whistler backcountry. This course focuses on teaching practical methods of understanding, recognizing and avoiding avalanche hazards, including terrain evaluation, snowpack structure, weather, safe route finding and avalanche rescue techniques.
Dates: Contact us Duration: 2 days Price: $215.00
This 2 day AST-1 Avalanche Skills course is one of the most comprehensive AST-1 courses available. Using two different geographical regions (Whistler and North Shore) for field training. This avalanche course increases the participants experience and giving a variety of backcountry areas to learn in. Ensuring you will be getting the best possible avalanche skills training available.
Dates: Jan 29- Feb 1 Duration: 4 days Price: $555.00
Based in the Whistler Backcountry. A four-day comprehensive, advanced skills avalanche course for those wanting to get into bigger terrain : a natural progression from the Avalanche Skills training Level 1.The technical course involves theory sessions mixed with 4 field days and focuses on advanced skills.