This course integrates the Avalanche Canada AST 2 curriculum that includes the daily process for decision making and interpreting avalanche problems with a similar approach used by avalanche professionals. Over seven overnight field days skills are expanded from the AST 1 course, and WLP 164, providing more advanced decision-making framework for travelling in avalanche terrain, leadership, snow science and weather. Upon successful completion students will be eligible to receive Avalanche Canada certification in Avalanche Skills Training Level 2.


WLP 164

Course Notes

Students will be expected to provide valid certification of WLP 124, certificate of completion for AST Level 1, and documentation of WLP 164 satisfactorily completed (OCC Winter Leader certificate). This course consists of one pre-trip planning session plus seven field days.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

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