AST 2 - 3.5 days ($500)



The Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 Course will provide an intermediate level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge available. It is suitable for use by people with a moderate degree of training and experience.  You must have completed an AST 1 course prior to taking the AST 2.

In addition, the course will:

  • Provide the prerequisite knowledge required for further avalanche training.
  • Introduce and promote the Canadian Avalanche Association Industry Training Program as the accepted standard for advanced avalanche training.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Use the Avaluatorâ„¢ as a filtering tool to determine when additional planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely.
  • Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale.
  • Be familiar with the ATES technical model as a means to develop personal, local terrain ratings.
  • Use routefinding to take advantage of nuances in terrain to manage personal risk.
  • Use travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions.
  • Proficiently carry out a companion rescue.
  • Understand the limits of their training.

Minimum Classroom Time Requirement
A minimum of 9.5 hours classroom time is required.

Minimum Field Time Requirement
A minimum of three days in the field is required.

You also receive a Hangfire Avalanche Training AST level 2 certificate acknowledging you have completed your avalanche skills training.


If you are interested in the AST 2 course please contact us before signing up.

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