AST-2 Course Hosted by BCMC

January 23rd 2016


The AST-2 Course is delivered over two weekends (January
23/24, January 30/31). The BCMC AST-2 “No Frills” is a
special offering by Canada West Mountaineering School,
the leading mountaineering
school on the West Coast. In order to keep costs
down the trips will be in the backcountry without the use of
ski lifts and with low-cost accommodation.

For more information on CWMS standard AST-2 course
curriculum that forms the basis of this course, click here:

AST-2 is recommended for skiers, snowshoers and
boarders wanting to progress to an increased competency
in evaluation of terrain, snow pack, weather and the
decision making progress during group
travel in a winter

Course Fee: $490 + $20 hut fee

How ACC Members can sign up:

1. Sign up as a BCMC Guest member (valid for 30 days)

2. Contact Rob, the BCMC course coordinator
([email protected]), to be manually added to the
3. You will be added to the wait list where you can pay for
the course (course page
4. Once payment is received, you will be added to the
confirmed list.

The AST-2 course is conducted using a variety of different
terrain locations – The first weekend will likely be in the
Vancouver and Coquihalla area and the second weekend in
the Duffy Lake Road area.
Students will have
exposure to a variety of snow packs, terrain and weather
patterns, to enhance the learning opportunities involved in
winter decision-making.

The AST-2 No-Frills course includes:

40 hours of instruction by a CAA Level 2 Professional
CAA approved curriculum for AST-2 course
Avalanche manual
Practice using of beacon, shovel and probe (bring your own
CAA Industry-recognized Certificate of completion
1 night Accommodation at the Wendy Thompson Hut
(unfortunately we cannot give refunds to ACC members for
their hut discount).”

Guest sign-up

Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.