Avalanche Skills Training
Avalanche Skills Training Level 2
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.
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 Avaluator™ 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.