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The AST-2 provides a framework for decision-making at the intermediate level.
Enjoy four days of hands-on backcountry avalanche training with a professional Canadian Association of Mountain Guides (CAMG) certified ski guide .
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of achievement issued by Ski Chic-Chocs and approved by Avalanche Canada. This is recognized across the country.
This course is the next step in your avalanche training. Participants must have completed a AST 1 (or equivalent) or be cleared by the instructor depending on their experience. It is also recommended that participants have at least 20 days of off-piste skiing experience.
• An intermediate level of skiing or snowboarding.
• Be familiar with touring skiing or split-board equipment.
• Good physical condition
• Use the Avaluator as an analysis tool to determine additional planning and travel techniques needed to travel safely in the mountains;
• Be familiar with avalanche danger index verification techniques for personal use at the local level;
• Be familiar with the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATEA) technical model and use it to develop small-scale personal ratings;
• Use route choices and take advantage of the terrain to manage risks;
• Use mountain travel techniques appropriate to avalanche conditions;
• Perform autonomous rescue effectively;
• Understand the limits of his training.
During the four days, you will spend time in class at the beginning of the morning to watch the avalanche bulletin and the weather conditions in anticipation of field trips.
The rest of the day will be spent outside on the terrain.
All class material such as books, Avaluator and cheat sheets will be given to you on the first day of training. Avalanche safety equipment such as DVA (Avalanche Victim Detector), shovel and probe will be loaned to you for the duration of the activity (if you have your own, bring them).
• Snow observation kit
• Folding ruler
• Plate for observing snow crystals
• Magnifier (6x-20x)
• Waterproof pocket booklet
• Thermometer Pencil lead
• Plan a lunch for the four days of training.
• Ski touring or splitboard equipment
• Transportation by car to the ski area and the Gaspésie Park Discovery and Service Center.
For major participant: to read and understand before the training. The forms will be completed on site with the trainer, so do not complete before the training.
For minor participant: to be completed and printed before the training by a legal guardian/parent.