Education

At MTN Guiding our goal is to give you the skills and knowledge you need to get out there and enjoy the mountains safely. Sign up for one of our courses or tell us your goals and let us develop a curriculum to help you get there. Avalanche skills, glacier travel and rescue, ski mountaineering or winter camping, we want to see you progress.

 
 
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Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST 1)

Nov. 17-18 & 19-20, 2018. Other dates avail. for groups. $225/person +gst

The AST 1 is THE place to start your avalanche training. Day one is spent indoors (Banff/Canmore) learning about avalanche science and the tools you have to understand, avoid and anticipate avalanches. Day two we take it out into the mountains (Banff National Park) to look at avalanche terrain and practice moving through it as well get hands on with avalanche rescue. The AST 1 is a pre-requisite for all other avalanche related courses offered by Avalanche Canada.

 
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Avalanche Skills Training 2 (AST 2)

Jan. 3-6, Mar. 28-31, 2019. Other dates avail. for groups. $750/person +gst

The AST 2 is a four day course that focuses on decision making. Day 1 is spent refreshing and learning about avalanches and snow science (Banff/Canmore or Golden). Then we spend 3 days traveling through the backcountry, making decisions and managing risk (Kananaskis/ Banff/ Roger’s Pass). This is where you begin to learn how to negotiate terrain and minimize avalanche risk. 

The AST 1 is the minimum prerequisite. For this course we're looking for people with backcountry skiing/riding experience who are looking to work towards bigger terrain. Drop us a line to learn more!

 
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Rope Rescue/Glacier Travel Course

Jan. 5-6 & Feb. 16-17, 2019. Other dates avail. for groups. $240/person +gst

Our 2 day course spends Day 1 getting hands on with rope systems outside in the snow. We show you the simple systems and equipment you need and different gear you may want to make it all easier. Day 2 we take our skills up onto a glacier to ski/ride and put what you've learned to work. Banff National Park.

Contact us for more details!